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MARY E. HOISINGTON - LAKE ELMORE - Mary E. Hoisington, 84, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. She was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Plainfield, the daughter of Clem and Maydeane Dix Beckley. She was a 1946 graduate of Plainfield High School, and became an R.N. following her graduation from Barre City Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She married Harlan Hoisington on July 30, 1952, in Plainfield. Mary and Harlan moved to Lake Elmore in 1953, where she resided for 60 years. Mary had a long, successful career in nursing which included work as a nurse at Copley Hospital as well as teaching nursing and working as a private duty nurse. She served as the Director of Nursing at Greensboro Nursing Home and as the Director of Nursing and Administrator concurrently at Dumont Manor and Dumont Convalescent Center. Together, Mary and Harlan were owners and operators of the Morrisville Bottled Gas Co., from 1959 to 1968. They were also operators of the Elmore School bus service. Mary has long been an active, civic minded member of the community in Elmore and the surrounding area. Her contributions in Elmore included serving on the select board (being one of the first women in Vermont to do so), school board, community club, officer of the village water co-op, as well as Justice of the Peace. She was also recognized for her role in developing the Elmore Fire Department. Much of Mary's life was dedicated to caring for and helping other people. She was a co-founder of the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, which was established in 2000 and has assisted and supported countless families and individuals throughout Central Vermont in their times of great need. Mary was also active with Reach for Recovery, the Puffer United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. Amongst her many talents was gardening, sewing and crocheting. But, she was best known for her chocolate chip cookies (much renowned on WDEV Radio), baked beans (famous at Fire Department dinners), and pickles (which were fought over by family members). Having grown up on a farm, she was also a great lover of animals which included horses, and many pets throughout the years. The latest being her friend, Butterscotch (the cat). She is survived by her son, David Hoisington and wife, Linda, of Lake Elmore; grandchildren, Adam Stoddard, and Bobbie Amerio; great-grandson, Emmett; siblings, Merlyn Beckley and his wife, Jeanette, of Morrisville, and Marian DuBois of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and many very special nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Harlan; son, Steven; and two sisters, Ruby Harrington, and Marjorie McFarlane. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Puffer United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Interment will follow in the Lake Elmore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary's memory may be made to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, PO Box 38, Lake Elmore, VT 05657.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from May 18 to May 19, 2013
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