MYRTLE P. (MCROY) SISCO - JEFFERSONVILLE - Myrtle (McRoy) Sisco, 83, passed away from this world April 6, 2013. She was born in Mobile, Ala., July 18, 1929, daughter of the late Leslie G. and Louise (Pringle) McRoy Sr. Myrtle graduated from the City Hospital School of Nursing in Mobile, and was a night supervisor of that hospital until she joined the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She was stationed at St. Albans Navy Hospital in Long Island, where she met and married her husband of 50 years, Donald Sisco. After their service, they moved to Don's home state, New York. Myrtle worked in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern and Tuxedo Memorial Hospital in Tuxedo, N.Y. They moved to Jeffersonville in 1965, when Don joined IBM. Myrtle was Central Vermont Head Start Medical Director for 10 years, and worked as the nurse in various centers in Lamoille County. Later, she worked at the two nursing homes in Morrisville, until she retired in 1993. Myrtle was a dedicated member of the American Legion. She was awarded lifetime membership by Post 35 many years ago, and was elected Legionnaire of the year by the Department of Vermont, 2001. Myrtle loved her family and is survived by two sons, Gary (Bronwyn) of Kentucky, and John (Lucy) of Maine; two daughters, Leslyn "Sissy" (Ken Pepion) of Colorado, and Margaret (Andrew Fraser) of Johnson; grandchildren, Leah Pepion, Andrea and Kyle Myers. She has one brother living, Millard McRoy (Muriel); and sister-in-law, Juanita McRoy, both of Alabama; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Alan Sisco (Shelia) of Derby; and special friend and honorary son, Brian "Henry" Wells of Waterville. She was also predeceased by her husband, Donald in 2003; two sisters, Fannie and Cecile; and three brothers, Leslie G. Jr., Robert and Arthur McRoy Sr. The family requests no services to be held. Memorial contributions in Myrtle's memory may be made to the American Legion, Dept of VT, P.O. Box 396, Montpelier, VT 05601, for the Legionnaire Assistance Fund. The family invites you to share your memories and online condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 8, 2013