Family won't let crash victim be forgotten
Andrew Roy was 19 years old when the car in which he was a passenger crashed on an exit ramp off Interstate 293 in Manchester on July 28, 2012, killing him instantly.
That's one of the places Andrew loved racing his dirt bike, and that's where those who loved him will light 12 biodegradable lanterns and send them aloft.
Lisa Roy said she's found some comfort in planning these memorial events for her son. "I don't want him to be forgotten," she said. "That's my biggest fear."
She hopes Andrew sees how she keeps vigil for him. "To let him know he's not forgotten, he never will be. We miss him every day."
After the crash, Andrew's younger sister, Vanessa, kept her brother's memory alive in her own way, creating a Facebook page - "R.I.P. Andrew Richard Roy" - filled with poetry, photographs and journal entries.
"It gives me a little bit of therapy when I do," she said.
"The 1 constant that will never change, the pain, the sorrow, the anger, the missing you like crazy, the why this happened to you, to us. The no goodbye chance, being robbed of a life with you in it, the one day wedding, the one day grandchildren, the no more I love you dude, no more hugs, the no more rolling of your eyes at me and saying 'Mom'..."
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