It is with great sadness that the family of Roy Fagerberg announces his passing on September 24th, 2019.
Roy was born and raised in Middleboro MA where upon graduation from Middleboro High School joined the US Marines for a 2-year stint during WWII mainly on the island of Okinawa. Upon leaving the service, Roy had several jobs in the financial sector prior to completing his bachelor’s degree in Engineering at Bradley University. It was while he was in Illinois that he met is bride, Alice Amy Waechter, to whom he was married for 57 years. Eventually Roy and Alice moved back to Middleboro MA where he followed in his mother’s footsteps to become a real estate broker. Roy expanded the business opening his own real estate franchise and becoming a successful real estate developer. During this time, he mentored several people helping them too become successful realtors. Roy and Alice moved to Chapel Hill NC after retirement (and after many years traveling the world). Following Alice’s passing in 2007, Roy was lucky enough to meet Dee Loveland and they became close companions for the remainder of his years. Dee was a loving and dedicated partner to Roy in his last years and provided great comfort to Roy and his family in his final days.
Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Goldie Fagerberg, his sister Jerri Moskoff, and his wife Alice Fagerberg. He is survived by Dee Loveland and her great-granddaughter Brooklyn James, his two children, Jeffrey Fagerberg (wife Kayla) of Milton MA and Stephanie Anderson of Chapel Hill NC, his 5 grandchildren Ashley Rooney (husband Brian Rooney), Jessica Fagerberg, Eric Fagerberg, Andrew Anderson, and Emma Anderson, and 2 great-grandchildren, Lucas and Callen Rooney. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Richard Tobias as well as lots of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Roy’s oncology team, Dr. Foster and Melissa Matson. The special care provided to Roy by UNC Home Hospice Care was also greatly appreciated, especially by his primary nurse Caitlyn Green, RN, and Nina Harris, CNA, as well as Cynthia Royals and all the other support staff and volunteers too numerous to mention. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial gift in Roy’s name to UNC Hospice (go.unc.edu/unchospice).
While Roy did not want a funeral or any special services, the family would like to invite all friends and family to an Open House at his home on Saturday, Oct. 5th from 1-4pm to commemorate his life and enjoy reminiscing about all the light, love, and laughter he brought into this world. Please go to www.walkersfuneralservice.com for details and to leave any remembrances of Roy.
The Fagerberg family is under the care of Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill.