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September 9, 2013

Michael T. Roy

Michael T. Roy

ONEONTA — Michael T. Roy, 41, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, after a valiant fight with colon cancer at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1971, in Oneonta, the son of Thomas and Marian (LaBarge) Roy.

Michael married Melissa Frank on June 25, 1994, in Cobleskill.

He worked for the last 10 years as general manager at the Courtyard Marriott, Red Carpet Inn on the Lake and the Holiday Inn Express.

Michael was an avid J-E-T-S fan and lifelong area resident.

He graduated from Worcester Central School in 1989, SUNY Cobleskill in 1991, and Johnson and Wales in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1993, where he received a degree in hospitality management.

Michael was a member of Delta Sigma Phi, Section 8 Online Gaming Community, Cobleskill Elks Lodge 2040 and Boy Scout and past staff member at the Henderson Scout Camp.

Michael is survived by his wife, Melissa of Oneonta; his three daughters who were the joys of his life, Casey, Hunter and Bailey; his parents, Thomas and Marian Roy of Worcester; his brother, Gregory Roy of Oneonta; his grandfather, Gordon LaBarge of Fulton; his father-in-law, Richard Frank of Cobleskill; his sister-in-law, Diana (Joe) Hamm of Cohoes; his best friend, Todd Barclay of Boston; his work family especially his bosses, Erfan Khan and Bilial Ahmad; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Francis and Ardee Roy; his maternal grandmother, Betty LaBarge; and his mother-in-law, Bonnie Frank.

A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta with the Rev. Teressa Sivers, officiating.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., in Oneonta.

Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Michael to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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