SPRINGVALE — Constance Plante Roy, originally of Springvale, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She had been a resident at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Somerville, Massachusetts for the past three years.

Connie was born in Sanford on March 6, 1929, the daughter of the late Willie and Laurette (Lehoullier) Plante.

Connie and her husband, Florien Roy, resided in Springvale with their four daughters until 1973. They owned Roy’s Superette, and Connie worked at the Springvale Savings Bank, and then for the Medical Practice of Drs. Dionne, Troop, & Peterlein.

In 1973, they moved to Augusta, where Connie worked for Augusta Fuel and Florien worked for St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. They later moved to Waterville, where Connie was employed by Inland Hospital. They enjoyed their camp on China Lake for many years.

Connie was a proficient bridge player, an accomplished piano and organ player, and did incredible needlepoint. She was also a skilled Scrabble player and enjoyed many triumphant wins over her daughters and anyone else who dared take her on.

She is preceded in death by: her husband, Florien J. Roy; a brother, Rev. Georges Plante; and a sister, Yvonne Roy.


Mrs. Roy is survived by: four daughters, Isabel Raber and her husband Jim of Augusta, Sister Christine (Diane) Roy of Quebec, Janine Martin and her husband Richard of Saco, and Michele Roy and her partner Will West of Augusta; a brother, Charles Plante and his wife Doris “Chica;” a sister, Lillian Allen and her husband Jack of Springvale; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may visit on Tuesday, March 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Avenue, Augusta. Burial and committal prayers will be held in the spring in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta.

Those who desire may make donations in Connie’s memory to: Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the good sisters and staff there for the loving care they gave to Connie during her final three years.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

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