Roy E. Lundstedt Sr., age 92, a resident of Lowell, passed away after a period of declining health, at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 4, 2021. He was the loving husband of Edith L. (Greathead) Lundstedt with whom he was married to for 64 years and with whom he would never let a day go by without asking her to marry him.
Born in Lowell on October 27, 1928, he was a son of the late Emil and Hilma (Holmlund) Lundstedt. He was educated in the Lowell School system and had attended Lowell Trade School.
Roy was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953.
He was a longtime active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Chelmsford.
Roy was employed as an auto mechanic and a property manager for John McGoohan for many years. After retirement, his favorite hobby was selling hot dogs and his famous "Pigs in a Blanket" at fairs and festivals which led to his family business as a concessionaire and showman, who along with his family traveled with a carnival and the circus.
He enjoyed the circus, carnivals, racing midget race cars and sitting down with family and friends to talk and tell stories.
Roy was involved with the 4-H in Middlesex County for several years as a leader and fair director. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 87 and a former member of the North East Midget Racing Association, the Atlantic Coast Old Timers Racing Association and the Circus Fans of America.
Surviving him in addition to his wife Edith are three sons and three daughters-in-law, Roy E. and Maureen Lundstedt Jr of Mason, NH, Peter T. and Karen Lundstedt of Mason, NH and Karl E. and Tracy Lundstedt of Merrimack, NH; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Susan E. Naleway and her husband Michael of Milford, NH and Heather L. Primeau and her husband Donald of Lowell; eleven grandchildren, Kathryne Kennedy and her husband Shawn, Joshua Primeau and his fiancé Maria Ivos, Michael Naleway Jr., Thomas Lundstedt and his wife Molly, Emelie Primeau, Benjamin Naleway, Andrew Primeau, John Lundstedt, Meghan Lundstedt, Samuel Lundstedt and Nicholas Lundstedt; a great granddaughter, Elizabeth “Ellie” Kennedy; a brother in law, Raymond Wolnik; also several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was also the brother of the late C. Henry Lundstedt, Carl Lundstedt, Sture Lundstedt, Ingrid Trainor, Helen Marquis and Doris Wolnik.
The family would like to thank Martha, Tina, Bernice, Carmen, Sharon and Nancy RN from Merrimack Valley Hospice for the exceptional care provided to Roy.
Relatives and friends will be received on Thursday, June 10, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the TYNGSBOROUGH FUNERAL HOME, 4 Cassaway Drive, Tyngsborough. His Funeral Service will take place at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home. Graveside services with Military Honors will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. To ensure everyone’s safety, those attending the services will be asked to wear a mask. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824 or a Disabled War Veteran organization of your choice. For online condolences or directions, please visit, tyngsboroughfuneralhome.com.
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