Roy N. Gaffney WATERBURY — Roy Nelson Gaffney, 88, passed away in the comfort of his family, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester on Saturday morning, April 13, 2019. Born in Lyndonville on Dec. 3, 1930, he was the son of the late Carl and Georgianna (Charron) Gaffney. He graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1948, served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy, and then received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire, in 1961. He started work for the State of Vermont in 1961 as a civil engineer and retired in 1990. He married Harriet Fisk in 1952 and they had three children JoAnne Sweeney, of Scarborough, Maine, David Gaffney (deceased in 2008), and Daniel Gaffney, of Wentworth, New Hampshire. He also leaves two grandsons Benjamin Sweeney (Crystal), of Falmouth, Maine, and Michael Sweeney, of Bend, Oregon; two great-grandchildren Emerson and Liam Sweeney, of Falmouth, Maine; a sister, Delores Gaffney, of Keene, New Hampshire; a brother, Ryno Gaffney, of Clay City, Kentucky; as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Armand Gaffney. According to Roy’s wishes, there will be no services. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family, in the Welcome O. Brown Cemetery in Barton. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the National Life Cancer Treatment Center, P.O. Box 547, Barre, VT 05641. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page.

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