Roy E. Popp

Roy Edwin Popp was a resident of Saugus, MA for his entire life. He grew up on Denver Street where he made many great childhood memories. He met his high school sweetheart and future wife right across the street from his childhood home. After high school he joined the National Guard. Roy and Christine (Bowker) were married in 1972 and continued to live in Saugus and raise their two children, Jennifer and Michelle.
He was an amazing father and always worked hard to support the kids’ hobbies. The family took many cherished vacations to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and to Moosehead Lake, Maine.
Roy was an avid outdoorsman and spent many hours hunting and fishing with family and friends. The highlight of his year would be his annual November hunting trip to Grand Falls, Maine, where they would rent a camp on Saponic pond and spend the week deer hunting. He liked telling hunting and fishing stories and sharing his experience with those who were interested in learning. He was often out walking the family’s Labrador Retrievers and getting them ready for bird season. He spent his spare time perfecting his fly tying, taxidermy work, and maintaining his backyard gardens.
He worked as a machinist at GE, and eventually moved on to Ametek in Wilmington.
In his later years he took great delight in feeding the birds and other wildlife that showed up to frequent the bird feeders that he made sure were always full. Every morning he looked forward to his 9am social hour with his Harmon Road neighbors.
He became a grandfather in 2014, and again in 2019. There was always a smile on his face when he watched his granddaughter and grandson play.
If you knew Roy, you knew his gruff exterior, wide ranging sense of humor, his colorful vocabulary, and his “no bones about it” attitude. In typical Roy fashion on Saturday, September 19th, he informed the family that he was “sh**tin’ the bed”. Only his friends and family would understand the humor in that. After a long battle with cancer he passed away on Saturday evening. To all his family and friends that were inevitably called a “beaut” at some point in time, please raise a glass in his memory.
Roy was the beloved husband of Christine (Bowker) Popp, father of Jennifer Popp and Michelle (Popp) Dellascio & her husband Alan Dellascio. Adoring Grandfather “Bapa” to Jessica and Jason Dellascio. He was the son of the late Roy Popp and Alice (Samson) Popp, and brother to the late Wayne Popp and Christopher Popp. He is survived by his siblings Sharon (Popp) Wilson, Jeffrey Popp, and Dawn (Popp) O’Hagan. He was son-in-law to Robert and Oretha (Cloudman) Bowker. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Per his wishes there will be no services. He will be cremated, and in lieu of flowers, those interested may make a donation to: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Bureau Warden Service in his name. Roy had a deep respect for the Wardens and their K9 companions, most especially a dog named Grace.

Checks may be made out to: Treasurer, State of Maine and in the memo area of check/money order (or a note enclosed with the check) please write ‘Search and Rescue’ or ‘K9 team’ and ‘in the name of Roy Popp’.
Checks can be mailed to the address below.
Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Bureau Warden Service
284 State Street
41 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0041


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  1. Butch & Cindy on September 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    We are sorry for your loss , Roy will be missed by all who knew him .

  2. Corey lee on September 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    I am sorry for your loss! I pray for peace to Christine , Jenny , Michele and all his family!!i I. new Roy for many years , he was a really nice guy we shared a lot of memories! You will be missed ! Love to you all! ❤️

  3. heather on September 22, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Jen Im so sorry for your loss.

  4. Nancy Chobanian on September 22, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Christine Jennifer n Michele I’m so sorry to hear I will remember your Dad always n times hunting n fishing along side with him ooxx

  5. Theresa calder on September 22, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Just read about Roy’s passing, I’m so sorry to hear that. My condolences to you all. Loved working with Roy at Ametek ❤

  6. Cheryl Crowell on September 23, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Will always remember Roy and his greetings of “How ya doin’?” He spent so much time with my dad, and my hubby, know he is “up there” with a sound body, a good dog, and perhaps with my dad waiting for that heavenly hunting season. Love you all,

  7. Linda and Don Freeman on September 23, 2020 at 1:18 am

    Don and I are so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Julie Krisiak on September 23, 2020 at 1:50 am

    Not sure I’ve ever read such a touching tribute! I have many memories of Roy and the Popp family as we have been neighbors since they moved to Harmon Rd. One of the first times my parents left me to babysit my younger brother and sister, my sister fell and had a decent cut on her head. I immediately thought of Roy and thought he could stitch her up before my parents got home! She did not need stitches but he helped clean her up and all was fine! Roy, you will be missed! Sincerest condolences to Chris, Jenny, Michelle and family xoxox

  9. Jim Nobile on September 23, 2020 at 3:30 am

    I just read about Roys passing I worked with Roy he a!ways had a smile and was spot of fun to be around one jelly a guy. He will be greatly missed. My Deepest Sympathy goes out to Roys family. May Roy rest in Peace. May God B!was you all in this sad time.

  10. Jim Nobile on September 23, 2020 at 3:42 am

    My Deepest sympathy goes out to Roys family. I worked with Roy he was a lot of fun to be around we shared a lot of fun times. He was one great guy. May Roy Rest in Peace. May God Bless you all at this sad time…Roy will be missed. I know I will cherish all the memories of the fun times we shared at work and out of work.

  11. Dave Rybicki on September 23, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Roy was a good friend years ago at West Lynn GE. I thought of him frequently and wish I had tried to see him. RIP my friend.

  12. Elaine Laybold Shaw on September 23, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes to the Popp family. I worked with Roy for many years. I often thought about him. I will think of him every time I look at my lab mix Rose that I bought from him 13 years ago. He is at peace now.R.I.P. Roy

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