Edna Irene Hoy
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AGE: 80 • New Castle
Edna Irene Hoy, age 80, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Born in Bryn Mawr, PA on June 17, 1934, Mrs. Hoy was a daughter of the late Thomas A. Lafferty and Edna Christman Lafferty. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Hoy's Penn Jersey in New Castle for many years.
She enjoyed boating and fishing with her husband on the Chesapeake Bay. A loving and devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend, Mrs. Hoy will be dearly missed by her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David T. Hoy, Sr., son, David T. Hoy, Jr. and sister, Charlotte Lafferty.
She is survived by her brother, Thomas A. Lafferty of Ocean View; granddaughters, Melissa L. Macolley (Bruce III) of Dover and Ashlee M. Shea (Joshua E.) of New Castle; sister-in-law, Helene Hoy Wiley of Glen Mills, PA; niece, Darlene L. Wiley of Glen Mills, PA; and 3 great grandchildren, Bruce D. Macolley IV, Joshua "Tyler" Shea and Jake Z. Macolley.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.
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Published in The News Journal on July 11, 2014