Ibra Royea’s Passing

I regret to have to pass this information on but hope it reaches you in time to be a comfort to Ibra’s family. I didn’t know Ibra personally, but any time we lose someone over the age of 80 I can’t help but feel a special light has gone out in the world. For those of you who do know him, please accept my sympathy in your loss of friend or family.

Here is the information from his obituary:

Ibra Royea passed on Saturday, January 25th.

Funeral Home is Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium
204 D. W. Highway
Meredith, NY 03253

Ibra Benjamin Royea, 85, of East Holderness Road, Holderness, died suddenly on January 25, 2014, at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester NH.

He was born in Meredith, NH on June 29, 1928. Ibra was the son of Ibra D and Agnes L. (Proctor) Royea.

Ibra grew up in Meredith and graduated from Meredith High School, class of 1948. He has been a resident of Holderness since 1953. Ibra worked in the body and paint shop of Meredith Motors Company, now Meredith Ford. In the mid 1960’s, Ibra started Royea’s Auto Wrecking in Holderness, which he has owned and operated for many years.

Ibra was a life member of the Granite State Gas and Steam Engine Association and a former member of the Wicwas Lake Grange. Ibra we pre deceased by his son, Rick, his daughter Cindy, his brother, Richard, and his sister Eleanor.

Ibra is survived by his wife of fifty eight years, Ruth A. (Blake) Royea of Holderness and sons Michael Royea of Holderness, Peter Royea of New Hampton, daughters Donna Thompson of Alexandria, Kathy Answorth of Meredith and 14 grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, sister Margaret Earl, brother Robert Royea, both of Holderness, brother David Royea, of Center Harbor, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Saturday, February 1st, from 1 to 3 pm. A graveside service will be held in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Route 175, Holderness, on Thursday, May 8th at 11:00am

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royea family in this difficult time.

One thought on “Ibra Royea’s Passing

  1. Many of you knew Ibra altho you might not have known it. Ibra was our long time volunteer GATEKEEPER at all of our shows. He always had a smile and a friendly word for everyone coming in to the show grounds. He was extremely dedicated and will be missed by all of us. Don’t be surprised to find Ibra there at the Pearly Gates to wlecome you when your time comes.

    Phil Barker

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