Isabel Lilly (Hughes) Hoar

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Isabel Lilly (Hughes) Hoar, 94, of Bolton, beloved wife for over 50 years of the late Harold L. Hoar Sr. peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at home with her family at her side.

She was born on Oct. 1, 1924, and raised on an agricultural farm in Philmont, New York. She was one of five daughters of the late Andrew and Barbara Hughes. Isabel, along with her husband Harold, owned and operated Harold & Sons Rubbish Removal of Bolton for over 30 years. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Bolton. Isabel was an avid and gifted gardener with two green thumbs. She spent many hours in her yard tending to her flowers, vegetables, fruit plants, and trees. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, knitting, and sewing. Isabel was well known for her beautiful knitted slippers, which she made and often gave as gifts. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 102 in Manchester. As much as she enjoyed her hobbies, her greatest love was spending time with her family.

Isabel is survived by her two sons, Andy Hoar and his wife, Carol, and Harry Hoar II and his wife, Pat; and her daughter-in-law, Loretta Hoar, all of Bolton; seven loving grandchildren, John Hoar and his wife, Alexa; Jennifer Nichols and her husband, Phil; Harry Hoar III and his wife, Gina; Christina Bradway and her husband, Vinnie; Harold Hoar III and his wife, Tina; Nathan Hoar and his wife, Miranda; and Joey Hoar; and also numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents Isabel was predeceased by her son Harold L. Hoar Jr.; and her four sisters.

Isabel's family wishes to thank all of her caregivers; without them she would not have been able to stay in her home!

Calling hours will be held at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St. in Manchester on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Funeral services will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Bolton, 1041 Boston Turnpike, (Route 44) Bolton. Burial will follow in Quarryville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Bolton or to a .

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 9 to Nov. 13, 2018