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Leon E. Hoyt

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Leon E. Hoyt 1929 - 2009 BENNINGTON Leon E. Hoyt, 79, of Valentine Street died Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Vermont Veterans Home, following a brief illness. Born in Bennington on Aug. 14, 1929, son of Frank and Mary Robinson Hoyt, he received his education in the Shaftsbury and North Bennington schools and was a 1948 graduate of North Bennington High School. An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Hoyt served from April, 1951 until April of 1953. He married the former Jacqueline Clark at St. Columbans Church in Arlington on June 27, 1959.Leon and Jacque were very devoted to each other and Leon often exclaimed, "She is my life." In earlier years, Leon was employed at the former H.T. Cushman Company in North Bennington for several years. He later worked at Bijur Lubricating Company for 23 years until the time of his retirement. Leon enjoyed watching sports on television and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. Both Leon and Jacque were often seen walking the sidewalks of Bennington and visiting with their many friends. The family would especially like to thank Mike and Dorothy Morse for the loving care given to both Leon and Jacque over the years. He leaves his wife, Jacqueline Hoyt of Bennington; three sisters, Mary Holden and Frances Hoyt, both of Bennington, and Aileen Luke of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Leon was predeceased by a sister, Rita Mattison, and by two brothers, George and Frederick Hoyt. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 11, where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered. Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in Leon Hoyt's memory may be made to either the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home, Second Chance Animal Shelter or the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 7, 2009
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