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A memorial service for Eleanor D. Roy, co-owner of Dutch Roy's Lodge in Ellicottville from 1956 to 1973, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown.

The former Eleanor Dougherty, a Williamsville native, died under Hospice care Oct. 5, 2001, in the Clearwater, Fla., home of her son Kenneth. She was 85.

She and her husband, Allan E. "Dutch," had run one of the first two ski lodges in Ellicottville, a 60-room bed and breakfast they called Dutch Roy's Lodge. He died in 1982.

Mrs. Roy, who attended Williamsville schools and held a two-year business degree, lived in Williamsville and Youngstown as well as parts of Florida after leaving Ellicottville in the 1970s. She was a resident of Gulfport, Fla., at her death.

She was a member of the Niagara Sailing Club, Ellicottville Ski Club and Loyal Order of Moose of St. Petersburg and had spent many summers at Willow Beach Campground on Lake Ontario in the Town of Porter. She also enjoyed dancing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors, besides her son Kenneth, are a daughter, Marilynn Jessiman of Youngstown; another son, David of St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren.


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