Port Orange, Fla. — Roger L. Landry died peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, at Hospice of Volusia Flagler, not far from his home in Port Orange, Fla. Roger was from Lawrence, son of William and Laura Landry.
He graduated from Central Catholic High School, then served proudly in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War, stationed mainly in the Mediterranean Sea and Saudi Arabia. He returned to receive a degree in mechanical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute, and had a satisfying 25 year career at GTE Sylvania as a machine designer.
Roger was passionate about woodworking, and spent many hours in his wood shop creating beautiful pieces of furniture. He was good at many things, single handedly renovating a large antique home in South Lawrence, doing all the plumbing, wiring and carpentry himself. While he lived up north he loved to spend time in New Hampshire, and hiked many peaks in the White Mountains. He also loved to golf, both in New England and Florida.
Roger is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Elizabeth Casey, of Lawrence, and his brothers, Richard and William. He leaves his wife, Jacqueline Fontaine Landry of Port Orange, Fla., and his children, Cheryl Baptista of Fairhaven and her daughters, Elizabeth and Rebecca, Susan Adams and her husband, David of Methuen, Stephen Landry of Haverhill, William and his wife, Lisa of Barrington, N.H., and stepson, Victor Muzzey and his wife, Tara and their children, Savannah and Annabelle. He is also survived by his sister, Evelyn Hebert, of Deltona, Russell of Albuquerque, N.M. and James of Loveland, Ohio.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be a service for Roger at Hospice of Volusia Flagler in Port Orange, Fla.. Donations are welcome in his memory and can be sent to Hospice of Volusia Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL, telephone 386-322-4701, http://www.hovf.org/donate/donate_here.aspx.
There will be a memorial service for him later this year in Massachusetts, place and time to be determined. Contact Cheryl Baptista.