Family of the late Levy “Buddy” Roy gathered Dec. 29 as a tree was planted in his memory during the Patterson Garden Club Arbor Day ceremony. The Magnolia was planted at the site of the former Roy’s Supermarket which is now part of the property where the new Patterson Junior High School is located.
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PGC dedicates tree in memory of 'Buddy' Roy

Patterson Garden Club held an early Arbor Day ceremony on Dec. 29, 2018.
A Magnolia tree was planted at Patterson Junior High School in memory of Levy “Buddy” Roy, husband of Garden Club member Iris Roy. The new Patterson Junior High School building includes the site where the former Roy’s Supermarket used to be. Buddy and Iris Roy were the owners of the supermarket.
The ceremony was held earlier than the usual January date because the Roy family was gathering for the holidays.
Present were his widow and his children, Cindy Roy Cloutier, Cindy Dugas Bundy, Carl Dugas and Travis Roy, their spouses and Buddy Roy’s grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Patterson Garden Club members also attended.
The Rev. Angelo Cremaldi gave a prayer for the occasion and Barbara Lacoste, a former Roy’s Supermarket employee, spoke about working at the store.

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