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Troy A. Miner
October 26, 1963 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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Brookfield - Troy Miner, 59, of North Brookfield, died peacefully on November 19, 2022. He leaves behind his three children Nicholas, Nathan, and his angel Victoria (Tory), two grandchildren Ava and Emma and his former spouse and caregiver Tina Miner. He also leaves behind his two brothers Keith and Darryl and was the son of Ronald and Sandra Miner.
Troy graduated from North Brookfield High School and was an excellent athlete that made Central Mass all-star teams. He was later well known in various men’s basketball leagues for his tenacious and tough play. Cancer would later find out the toughness that he displayed over the course of an eleven-year battle that would take his ability to talk but not diminish his spirit or dignity. Troy never complained and always wrote on his white board asking how his visitors were doing instead of focusing on himself. Many of the facilities that he would visit would comment on his strength and easy-going nature for which he was known by everyone.
Troy owned B&V sheetrock then managed the New England Truck Stop and put himself through school at night and graduated from Worcester State University with a Degree in Education. He taught fourth grade at Davis Hill Elementary in Holden and dedicated countless hours to the outdoor classroom. He was a gifted teacher that won awards such as the Winds Beneath your Wings Award. He receives thesis papers and videos to this day from students now in college describing their favorite teacher. Troy was asked on numerous occasions to accompany his former students to their introduction into the National Honor Society in their junior/senior year which is one of the highest honors a teacher can receive. His signature line to all his students was “be the captain of your own ship”.
Troy was an avid birder and loved everything to do with nature and hiked and camped frequently. He liked spending time with family and high school friends Todd, Fred and Bruce and weekends away with his brothers. Even though he was sick he was able to manage a last trip to the Rock and Roll and Football Hall of Fames in Ohio with his brothers.
The family would like to thank the Dana Farber Cancer Institute team for the excellent care and compassion that they provided during his stays. A private burial will take place at a future date.
Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may offer condolences, share fond memories, or light a candle in remembrance of Troy.