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Robert C. Hoyt
Robert C. Hoyt, 87, a longtime resident of Franklin died on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Concord on February 11, 1931 the son of the late Franklin and Carrie (Keniston) Hoyt. Robert was a graduate of Bristol High School with the class of 1950 He was employed as a Microwave Communications Manager and worked for New England Telephone for 36 years until his retirement in 1990. Robert was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a longtime member of the Congregational Christian Church of Franklin UCC and an active member of the Meridian Masonic Lodge in Franklin. His desire to help others was never more evident than his many years of making supper for the needy residents of Franklin at the Bread and Roses kitchen located at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Franklin.
His family includes his wife of 67 years, Marjorie M. (Bucklin) Hoyt of Franklin; his daughter, Laura Labranche of Northport, FL; his three sons, Steven Hoyt of Bethlehem, Kenneth Hoyt of Catlett, VA and Michael Hoyt of Northfield. He is also survived by his sister, Pansy Pebbles of Concord and 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A Masonic service will be held during the calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial donation in memory of Robert, may be made to Bread and Roses at the Unitarian Church in Franklin, C/O Claire Wallace, 135 Terrace Road, Franklin, NH 03235.