L'ANSE - Emmy Lou Roy, 76, of L'Anse, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, shortly after admittance.
She was born in Hancock Feb. 3, 1936, the daughter of the late Osmen and Lou Muriel (Elmblad) Sirard. Emmy Lou graduated from L'Anse High School in 1954.
She married Paul R. "Porky" Roy at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L'Anse on Sept. 10, 1960. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2011.
Emmy Lou had worked at Baraga County Memorial Hospital as an X-Ray technician until her retirement.
In addition to her work, she also raised her brother, Jerry Sirard and her niece and nephew, Paul and Jane Sirard.
Emmy Lou was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L'Anse, the Baraga County Snowmobile Club and the Pinochle Club. She enjoyed time playing bingo and loved going to the casino.
Mrs. Roy is survived by her brothers, Aldrick (Barb) Sirard of L'Anse, Joseph Sirard of L'Anse, Roger Sirard of Baraga, Miles Sirard of Skanee, Edward Sirard of Baraga and Jerry (Mary) Sirard of L'Anse; her sister, Annette Schaefer of Dollar Bay; an aunt; an uncle; numerous nieces and nephews; her dog, "Sidney".
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L'Anse with Father John Longbucco, celebrant. Interment will take place in the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Roy have been entrusted to the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse.
Mrs. Roy's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at rfsc.net.