Roy Herold obituary

Robert Roy Herold

1951 - 2023

Robert Roy Herold, 72, of Carlisle, passed away peacefully at his home on June 6, 2023. Roy was born in West Palm Beach, FL on May 3, 1951. Roy was the beloved husband of the late Helen Herold, who predeceased him in October of 2022.

Roy studied electrical engineering at MIT, and went on to have a long career as an engineer. Outside of work, both Helen and Roy were avid gardeners, and members of many garden societies. They created a beautiful garden at their own home as well, including growing unique and interesting plants. Roy was also a member of the Carlisle Trails Committee for many years, carving many of the signs you will see around town. They lived a good life.

Roy is survived by stepdaughters Katharine Shulman (Alamo, CA) and Nicola Sykes (Lexington, MA) as well as grandchildren Samantha and Christopher Kapanakis and Antony, Timothy, and Cameron Rinaldi.

A Celebration of Roy's Life will be held at the Herold Residence in Carlisle on Sunday, July 2nd at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lovin' Spoonfuls Inc., 189 Wells Ave., Suite 100, Newton, MA 02459 (

Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.

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