SKOWHEGAN -- Roy T. Shaughnessy, 82, of Skowhegan, passed away on Nov. 9, 2012, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.
He was born in Cohasset, Mass., on Aug. 16, 1930, the son of John T. and Dorothy B. (Sargent) Shaughnessy. Roy was raised in Quincy, Mass., and was a graduate of North Quincy High School. He loved participating in sports while attending school, and truly excelled at football.
Upon graduation, his love for being near water took him to study at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. It was here that he met a friend that would introduce him to his future wife, Beverly Davis, in 1957. Just a couple years later, during a drive back home to Maine, they stopped in at a church in Saugus, Mass., and were married. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage, traveling and building a life together in Skowhegan.
He was employed by American Export Co. for 10 years. Following that, he spent two summers working at the Lakewood Theatre, and then at Darling's Auto Parts.
Roy was predeceased by his parents and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly (Davis) Shaughnessy; and many close friends.
At Roy's request, there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roy's memory may be made to the
of Maine, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086; or the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Madison.