Roy D. Kneeland, 75,of Rowley, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 19, at his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Beverly (Knight) Kneeland.
Roy was born in Ipswich, January 20, 1937, son of the late Walter E. and Eleanor (McGlew) Kneeland.
He graduated from Newburyport High School. At the age of 17, he started his business career in Boston, until he entered the U.S. Army from 1960-1962. He moved his business to Rowley, and in 1974, Kneeland Brothers Inc. was established with his brothers Daniel and Spencer.
Roy’s passion was going to Key West, Florida. He loved his family camp in Maine and bowling. He also played shuffleboard and in volleyball tournaments with close friends and family members. Roy was a caring family man who attended his children's, grandchildren's, nieces' and nephews' sporting events. He had many wonderful years with his wife, Beverly.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roy Jr. and his wife Jennifer Kneeland of Brentwood, N.H., and Ronald Kneeland of Rowley; three brothers, Spencer Kneeland, Daniel and his wife Rhoda Kneeland and John and his wife Cynthia Kneeland. He also leaves six grandchildren: Cal, Travis, Julia, Schae, Kevin and Erica, as well as several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Kneeland and George Fairbanks.
ARRANGEMENTS: Private Services were held Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012 in the F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, Rowley. Burial was in Main Street Cemetery.
THERE WILL BE NO MEMORIAL SERVICE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Ste B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 and Solace for Stephanie, P.O. Box 303,Rowley, MA 01969. Arrangements by F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, Rowley. For information, directions or to send condolences, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com.