CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – Roy M. “Huggy” Towsley, 42, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Roy was born Sept. 20, 1976 in Springfield, Vt., the son of Robin E. Merchant, previously of Springfield, and Leon W. Towsley of Charlestown, N.H.
Roy enjoyed life and always lived it to the fullest. He had an outgoing, adventurous, carefree spirit that couldn’t be contained. He could be found in the center of any social gathering, making new friends and reminiscing with old ones. A smile always on his face that was so bright it made others smile. Roy’s creativity was amazing and showed in his various forms of his drawings and artwork – Tattoos being one of his favorite artistic expressions. He never left the house without looking his best, always standing tall with confidence.
His dare devil stunts usually ended up with a consequence, but he had to try it at least once just to see if it could be done. He loved his family and had an especially close bond with his mother and siblings. He was the playful uncle often being a big kid himself. To most family and close friends, Roy was known as Huggy for his loving hugs as a young boy to his momma, a nickname that always stuck.
He is survived by his father Leon Towsley of Charlestown, N.H.; brother Steven Towsley and wife Carolyn of Highgate, Vt.; sister Jean Willard and husband Stephen of North Springfield, Vt.; his two children; and his three nieces and two nephews. Roy was predeceased by his mother Robin E. Merchant.
A celebration of life will be held May 25, 2019, at the VFW in Charlestown, N.H. from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. In honor of his memory, please hug your siblings, parents, kids, and friends a little closer and live life to the fullest.