ALBURGH — Mrs. Ina ‘Joyce’ (Hoy) MacGregor, age 87 years, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Redstone Villa with loving family at her side.
Born in St. Albans on Feb. 20, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John Samuel and Ina Julia (Luce) Hoy. She graduated from Bellows Free Academy St. Albans and on April 18, 1953, was married to Gordon Dean “Mac” MacGregor who predeceased her on Dec. 17, 2009.
For 30 years Joyce and Mac together owned and operated Mac’s Tire Sales located on North Main Street in St. Albans City. She also for several years owned and operated Cardinal Realty in Alburgh.
For many years Joyce was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star beginning at the Weldon Chapter #79 in Saint Albans and continuing at Columbia Chapter #76 of Alburgh where she served as longtime treasurer and Chittenden Chapter #59 of Milton. From 2001 – 2004 Joyce served as Grand Representative of Quebec in Vermont.
She enjoyed and was excellent at playing golf and in earlier years was the Ladies Champion of the Alburgh Country Club. She and Mac especially enjoyed parties and spending time with their friends.
Joyce leaves two daughters and their husbands, Judy and Dick Higgins of Alburgh and Marla and Ron Waggoner of Montpelier; six grandchildren, Lisa Desilets and husband, Ernie, of Colchester, Kevin O’Neill and wife, Carol, of Scarsdale, N.Y., Andrew Higgins and wife, Carina Schmitt Higgins, of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Germany, Dean Waggoner of Montpelier, Megan Waggoner of Middletown, Conn., and Nicole Waggoner of Montpelier; eight great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband Mac of 56 years, Joyce was predeceased by a son, Ross H. MacGregor on Aug. 25, 2008 and a brother, E. Leslie Hoy.
A Funeral Service will be held Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. The Reverend John H.D. Lucy will officiate. Interment will take place in the Spring at The Old Stone Church Memorial Garden in Isle La Motte. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Gifts in Joyce’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.