Roy Dare Fregia, 77, of Orange left this world surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. K. Ray McDowell, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Born in Mauriceville on Feb. 20 1935, Roy was the son of Leon Fregia, Sr. and Eva (Touchet) Fregia. Roy retired from Rescar. He loved growing vegetables in his garden, then giving them away to his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; five sisters; and one daughter, Regina.

Roy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia Ann Fregia of Orange; sons, Tony Fregia (Janet), Carl Fregia (Carol) and Gordy Fregia; daughter, Jan Foreman (Steve); sons, Roger Fregia (Beth) of Nashville, David Fregia (Melissa) of Lumberton and Clint Fregia (Phyllis); 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Bea Stanley of Nederland; and brother, Leon Fregia of Buna.

He was a wonderful brother-in-law and best friend to Jimmy Penick and he loved his nieces like they were his own children.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Tony Fregia, Carl Fregia, Gordon Fregia, Steve Foreman, Roger Fregia, David Fregia, Clint Fregia and Kirk Fregia. Honorary Pallbearers will be his 14 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 300630 Ste. 5214, Houston, Texas 77230.