Roy grew up in Branford, was educated at Michigan State University, and served in the Army with a tour in Vietnam. Roy and his wife Maria have lived in Woodbridge for over forty years. They have three children, all of whom went through the Woodbridge/Amity school system, and currently have four grandchildren in the system as well, one in Beecher and three in Amity.
Roy has his own insurance consulting practice, and over the years has done a great deal of work for both public and private schools as well as various social service organizations. He has also been active in a variety of volunteer activities. He was on the board of directors for New Haven Ballet for nine years, including six as President of that board. He was appointed to the Woodbridge EMS Commission fourteen years ago, and has chaired that commission since 2009. He was appointed to the board of the Quinnipiac Valley Health District as a representative from Woodbridge in 2013, where he has also served on various committees and currently chairs the Personnel Committee. He was elected to membership in the national Society of Risk Management Consultants (SRMC) in 2006, has served several terms on the Board there, chaired the SRMC Long Range Planning Committee for eight years, served on the Professional Practices Committee, recently completed a two year term as Treasurer of the Society, and is currently President-Elect of the SRMC.
Roy and Maria enjoy travelling and have been back to Italy many times where Maria still has family. He keeps his boat in Clinton, and enjoys fishing, clamming, crabbing, swimming in the middle of Long Island Sound, watching fireworks from very close up, and pretty much anything that involves salt water and grandchildren. Other hobbies include home winemaking, skiing, genealogy, and marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, where he is a balloon handler. He was recently assigned to the balloon Chase (from Paw Patrol), to the absolute delight of his young grandson.