Vassalboro, Maine Marshall Gordon Roy, 66, died Tuesday evening, March 10, 2015 at the Veterans Administration Hospice Unit at Togus, Maine after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving with the U.S. Air Force from 1968 until 1972. In April, 1965, he was bet $.50 that he didn't dare ask Linda Cocco for a date to the Ripple Dipple Dance. He won the bet and the girl. He married Linda, the love of his life, on January 17, 1970 and they built a life together. There was nothing more important to Marshall than spending time with his children and grandchildren. He ran his own business at home in North Vassalboro, doing mechanical work and selling used cars. He was well known as being a fair and honest guy. He spent many years coaching his children's sports teams during which he touched the lives of many children in the area. Once his granddaughters began playing sports, there was nothing he loved more than attending their events. His Natanis golf family was also a very big part of his life. Marshall and Linda spent many happy hours on the course and more importantly, in the clubhouse. He also spent a lot of time with his buddies at Bridget's Place, a daily tradition. He is survived by his loving wife Linda Cocco Roy; his son Matt Roy, wife Denise and granddaughters Madison and Lauren of Winslow; his daughter Jess Roy Cassese, husband Sabato and special granddog Oscar of Portland; his brother Alfred Roy and wife Carol of East Vassalboro and two sisters Kay Roy Tucker and husband Dewey of Brooksville, Florida and Shelley Roy Poulin of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Also survived by his mother-in-law Carolyn Trask, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends, including his buddy Eddie Scholz. He was predeceased by his father Frederick Roy, mother Louise Roy and sister Carmie Roy Jolicoeur. Friends may visit with family from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, March 16th at the Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street Waterville, Maine where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 17th at 1:00 PM. There will be a Masonic service held at 7:00 PM Monday evening. Committal prayers and burial will take place later this spring in the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road in Augusta, Maine. The family wants to recognize the special people at the Hospice Unit at Togus for making his last weeks full of life and laughter for him and his family. Donations can be made in his memory to the Veterans Administration Hospice Unit at Togus, Maine. V.A. V.S. Hospice Unit, Voluntary Services 135, Dept of Vet Affairs, 1 VA Center Augusta, ME 04330.