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ROY, PHYLLIS A. (ANDRYC), 85, of Coventry, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Greenwood Center, Warwick. Wife of the late James A. (Jim) Roy who passed away in 2008, after 55 years of marriage. She was born in Providence to Joseph A. and Adele J. (Podworny) Andryc.
Phyllis was a graduate of Coventry High School, during this time, she was a cheerleader. Later, she worked in the family flower shop, Andryc’s Flower Shoppe in Anthony, RI where she helped her father with floral funeral arrangements and bookkeeping. Then she worked in the Boston Department Store in Arctic. She was a den mother in the cub scouts. She also kept busy as a lunch lady in the Hopkins Hill Elementary School and the Coventry High School in the 80’s. Phyllis was crowned Miss Crompton in the 1950’s and later was a participant in the Coventry Old Homes Day Parade as Miss Coventry. She loved shopping, antiquing, cooking, entertaining and was the life of the party. She was very religious and a devoted Catholic.
Surviving are her children Pamela A. Roy of Coventry, Timothy A. Roy and his wife Susan of Florida and Steven J. Roy of Rhode Island, two brothers Michael Andryc of New Mexico and Joseph Andryc, Jr. of Ludlow, MA, three sisters Margaret Woolley of Coventry, Betty Ann Rogers of West Warwick and Jeanette Cook of East Yarmouth, MA. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Phyllis was a loving godmother to Paula Woolley-Evich and Reverend Michael Woolley. She was a beloved person in her family and was known as “Nana” to all of her grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 4 – 7 PM at the IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St. (Rte.117), Coventry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 31 at 10:30 AM at SS. John and Paul Church, Coventry. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Greenwood Center, 1139 Main Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886-1940. Her daughter, Pamela and the entire family would like to acknowledge the nurses and staff that took care of their mother over these few years. It was appreciated more than you’ll ever know. Thank you so very much. Iannottifh.com