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Official Obituary of

LeRoy E. Christie

August 3, 1932 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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LeRoy Christie Obituary

In Loving Memory of LeRoy Christie

LeRoy (Roy) Christie, a devoted husband and family man passed peacefully into the presence of God on November 15, 2023.  He was 91 years old.

Born in 1932, Roy was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Neal) Christie for 43 years. Roy's unwavering dedication to his family was evident in the love and commitment he shared with his wife, Lorraine. 

Roy served his country with honor and courage, deploying to Korea in 1952. Following his military service, he pursued academic excellence, earning a degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University. His passion for construction and engineering led him to contribute significantly to the skyline of both Boston and Florida, where he played a vital role in the construction of major buildings.

In 2008, Roy's commitment to community service and philanthropy was recognized when he was awarded the prestigious Constance Berry Award from the Caridad Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. This award reflected his dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Beyond his professional achievements, Roy lived life to the fullest, embracing a variety of hobbies and passions. An avid skier, sailor, and scuba diver, he found solace and joy in the great outdoors. He was also a passionate writer and worked on both fiction and nonfiction pieces of work.  Roy's voice echoed not only in the construction sites he managed but also in the church choir, where he shared his love for music and the Lord. As an Elder in his church for many years, he provided wisdom and guidance to his congregation. Roy will be remembered as a man of deep and abiding faith, who loved and served his family, the church and the community. 

Roy is survived by his five children, Cheryl and Joe Walsh of Stoneham, Diane MacDonald of Billerica, Carl and Sara Christie of Nahant, Donna and Bill Thorburn of Danvers, and Greg and Judy Olson of Lexington. He leaves behind 13 adored grandchildren and 6 cherished great-grandchildren, who will forever treasure the memories they created with their beloved Papa. Roy is also survived by his beloved sister, Jeanette Geller, of South Yarmouth, along with many cherished nieces and nephews. His legacy lives on in the hearts of his family and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A Funeral service to celebrate Roy's life will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 11:00 AM at West Church, 27 Johnson St, Peabody MA. Burial will follow the services at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, MA. Visiting Hours will be at the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St. RT 114, Middleton MA on Monday, November 20, 5-7PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army in Roy's honor. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 20, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mackey Funeral Home
128 S. Main Rt 114
Middleton, MA 01949

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 21, 2023

11:00 AM
West Church
27 Johnson St.
Peabody, MA 01960

Committal
Tuesday
November 21, 2023

12:15 PM
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park
Lake St
Peabody, MA 01960

Donations

Salvation Army, MA
Web: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

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