1940 - 2003
SPRINGFIELD - John Royce of Springfield died at his home on December 1, 2003. He was born in Worcester, MA and has been a resident of Springfield as well as Winchester, New Hampshire. He was a former teacher at Thayer High School in Winchester, New Hampshire. He was a graduate of Worcester State College Class of 1966. He was a Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. He was also a member of St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church of Springfield. He leaves his cherished wife, Christine Royce of Tucson, Arizona; 2 loving sons, Jonathan Royce of Tuscon, Arizona & Nicholas Royce of Sacramento, California; 2 dear daughters, Joanna Royce-Davis of Sacramento, California, Veronica Schreiver of Elk Grove, California; 6 dearest grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held from the Springfield Funeral Home, 130 Carew St., Thursday morning December 4, 2003, followed by service in Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church at 10 a.m. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, MA. Visiting hours will be Wednesday evening December 3, 2003 6 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church, 118 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
Published in The Republican on 12/3/2003.