Monson- Gordon C. Royce, 89, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 in Florida. Gordon was born in Stafford, CT , July 8, 1931 to the late Burt T. and Verna L. (Bradway) Royce. He was a life long resident here and spent many winters in Lake Placid, Florida. Gordon honorably served his country in the US Army. Upon his discharge in 1954, he began his more than 40 year career with RE Phelon. He began his career as a machinist , then became a toolmaker and retired as a foreman. He enjoyed being a gentleman farmer, raising cows and chickens and always planting a garden. While he was in Florida he enjoyed shuffle board and often ran the shuffle board league at the Lake Placid Shuffle Board Club.
Gordon was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth C. Royce in 2008. He leaves his sons, Gary S. Royce of Monson, Duane Royce and his wife Laura of Canton, CT; a daughter Linda Drouin and her husband Gilbert of Monson; a sister Lorraine Kelley of Monson; a brother , Phillip Royce of Monson; three grandchildren, Danielle Cook, Andrew Drouin, Christine Nimtz and her husband Kurt; three great grandchildren, Kylie Cook, Jaclyn Cook and Zoe Nimtz and many nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his brothers Raymond Royce and Earl Royce.
A private graveside service with Military Honors will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution in Gordon's name to the Monson Senior Center, Main St. Monson, MA 01057.
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