33, of Pace, Florida; assigned to Naval Air Station Whiting Field near Milton, Florida; died April 28, 2013 in an automobile accident.
Chief Robert “Bobby” Michael Paul Roy grew up in Lisbon with his parents Jane and Don Rivard, sister Ashley and brother Ricky.
Chief Roy entered the Navy when he graduated from high school, after having participated in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Program. Bobby loved being in the Navy and quickly became a leader and mentor to the sailors under his command. Chief Roy spent 13 of his nearly 16 years in the Navy on sea duty, serving primarily on aircraft carriers. Chief Roy was more proud of his Naval career than anything in his life until he married his wife Jessica and became a proud father to two sons, Christian and Brady.
Bobby loved sports, the Dave Matthews Band, and playing the drums. He was an avid darts player, competing in tournaments and – even more competitively – against his brother and sister. His family remembers Bobby as a charmer, a protector, a loving brother and son, and a doting husband and father.
To honor Robert, his family retrieved this stone in the spring of 2015 from the fire pit at the family camp in Lincoln, where Robert loved to sit and share stories with family and friends. Camp, dubbed “Club Lincoln” by Bobby and his siblings, is the last place the family was together before Robert’s death. Robert’s father, Don, knew exactly where the stone should come from and he dug through three feet of snow covering the fire pit to find the perfect one.
Bobby’s family wants those who carry his stone to know that he was a hero and that he loved Maine, even long after he moved out of the state.