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Enid M. Roy left an indelible mark on the lives she touched. A kind and caring nature, Enid was adored and cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her life is a testament to the power of compassion and the profound impact one person can have on the lives of many.
Enid was born on May 26, 1931, in Jamaica. From a young age, she exhibited a passion for education and helping others navigate through life's challenges. As a trainee teacher she set up a night school in Slype, Jamaica, inside her father Denzil’s barn, dedicated to teaching adult non-readers. Under the tutelage of her mother Louise she perfected her skills in dressmaking and cake baking, specializing in wedding dresses and cakes. After emigrating to the U.S. where she met and married Alfred Roy, who predeceased her, she continued with her educational path and completed the coursework for her Baccalaureate degree from Medgar Evers College and Long Island University. She then received a Master’s in Guidance and Counseling from Brooklyn College, acquiring a wealth of knowledge that she would later use to guide countless students towards their own paths of success.
Enid's career as a guidance counselor and teacher spanned decades, during which she touched the lives of numerous students and colleagues alike. Her dedication to her profession was unmatched, as she tirelessly worked to create a nurturing environment where everyone felt heard and supported.
Outside of work, Enid was equally devoted to her family. She was a loving mother to her son Garry Roy (his wife, Anita Roy) and took great joy in being a grandmother to Donovan and Brandon. They were not only her family, but also her closest confidants and companions throughout life's ups and downs. Enid with her sister Hilma brought up son Garry and nephew Dominic and in a cozy and secure home in Far Rockaway, Queens, until they all moved to Enid and Hilma’s residence in Dix Hills, Long Island, where sisters Isolyn, Dahlia (“Cherry”), their children and others were always assured of an affectionate welcome. This resident became the family’s dependable base and foundation to the end of Enid’s life.
Enid's legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew her. Her kindness and unwavering support will continue to inspire generations to come. She leaves behind a community that has been uplifted by her presence,
A visitation in honor of Enid M. Roy will be held at Deer Park - Mangano Family Funeral Home on January 24th, 2024. The visitation will take place from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. It will be an opportunity for friends, family, and colleagues to pay their respects and share their memories of Enid.
Enid may no longer be with us physically, but her spirit will live on through the lives she has touched. Her memory will serve as a guiding light for those who seek comfort, encouragement, and compassion in their own journeys.
In this time of sorrow, let us remember the profound impact Enid M. Roy had on those around her. May we cherish the memories we shared with her and strive to emulate her kindness and caring nature in our own lives. She will be deeply missed by her sisters, extended family and all whose lives were enriched by her presence.