Patrick C. Roy, 78


Patrick C. Roy, 78, of Litchfield, formerly of Springfield, died at 2:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.

The family will hold a private graveside service with military honors. Cremation was provided by Butler Cremation Tribute Center. Butler Funeral Home in Springfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Roy was born on March 17, 1943, in Springfield, the son of George E. and Bernadette Atterberry Roy. He proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War where he received the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and the Marksman Rifle Badge.

Mr. Roy worked for Van Pickerill and Son for 17 years and Anheuser-Busch (Shaffer and Sons) for nine years.  He then trained for Springfield Fire Department Training Center in the maintenance department. Mr. Roy was a member of VFW Post #10302, Sangamo Surf Club, Marine Corps Prairie Land Leathernecks Detachment #1385 and Springfield Navy Club #32.  He enjoyed fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings fan.

Mr. Roy is survived by his stepdaughter, Karen (Chris) Hocker of Litchfield; step-granddaughter, Amber (fiancé, Craig Baskin) Durheim of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; step-great-grandchildren, Alexander Avendono, Asheya Mabon, Markel Mabon, and Savion Baskin; step-great-great-grandchild, Kinsley Avendono; sister, Margaret Angeli of Springfield; three nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Patrick Michael Roy; companion of over thirty-five years, Julie Durheim; and brother, George Roy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Heart Cardiac Institute Rehab, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 222718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718, or VFW Post #10302, 2349 Stockyard Rd., Springfield, IL 62702. Condolences may be left online at