In Memory of Margaret Roy





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Margaret Roy

Margaret M. Roy, 96, former longtime Second Avenue resident, died on Saturday March 21, 2020 at Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Cohoes, NY on January 7, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Frederick and Loretta Chabot Caulkins. She was a graduate of Cohoes High School and had retired from the former Troy District Shirt Co. in Cohoes where she was a payroll officer. Earlier, Margaret had worked for New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. She had been a very active communicant of St. Augustine’s Church in Lansingburgh, where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Sodality and the Miraculous Medal of Mary. She was a member of the former Verdile’s Atomic Girls and was a former member of St. Peter’s Bowling League in Troy. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald A. Roy. She is the devoted mother of Mary Ann Schoonbeck of Lansingburgh; sister of the late Elizabeth Caulkins, Ann Sheehan, William Caulkins and Frederick Caulkins, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Joseph Liotta, Michele Schoonbeck, Daniele Liotta and Nicole Stone; also survived by several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday morning, July 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (Corner of 115th Street and Fourth Avenue in Lansingburgh), Troy, NY 12182 and to Margaret's Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine's Church in Lansingburgh that morning which will begin at 12 noon. The Rite of Committal will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Waterford following the Mass at Church. For those attending, per the current guidelines, anyone attending must wear a facial covering (mask) and adhere to the six foot social distancing requirements. Please understand that only a maximum of 30 non family visitors can enter the funeral home to pay their respects at any given time. If waiting in line outside, please be sure to observe the social distancing and facial covering requirements as well. The same guidelines apply regarding facial covering and social distancing of six feet at the Church although 125 persons are able to be admitted. Please understand that any and all of these guidelines are subject to change and will be adjusted on this website. Please feel free to use the Condolences tab on this website to share a memory or express your on-line condolences.