SWANTON — Napoleon “Poly” Hoague Jr., age 69 years, a lifelong Swanton resident, died unexpectedly late Thursday evening, March 27, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Fanny Allen Campus in Colchester.

Born at home in Swanton on Feb. 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Napoleon Sr. and Vida (Martin) Hoague. He attended Swanton Schools and on Jan. 25, 1969, was married to the former Mary Ellen Pelican, who survives him.

For many years Poly worked as a foundry person at both Phillips Metallurgical and Vermont Precision Tools. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He also faithfully served his country for 13 years in the Vermont Army National Guard.

Besides his wife, Mary Ellen, of 45 years, Poly leaves a daughter, Sarah Stell and husband, Michael, of Swanton and a son, Kenneth Hoague and his wife, Shannon, of Hot Springs, Alaska; two grandchildren, Ashley and Emily; two brothers, Charles and wife, Gale, of Swanton and Michael and his wife, Elizabeth, of Florida; four sisters, Vida, Elmira, Sandy and Judy and a very special nephew, Charles Hoague Jr. Also surviving are several additional nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Poly’s request Funeral Services and Interment will be private and the convenience of the family.

Gifts in Poly’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans 05478.

To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.