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Elaine L. “Sis” Hoadley WATERBURY – Elaine L. “Sis” Hoadley, 83, passed away in the comfort of her home and family on Friday evening, June 28, 2019. Born in Barre on May 26, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Morse Sr. and Ethelyn (Merrill) Morse. Sis was married to Leonard C. Robtoy who predeceased her on July 28, 1973. She was married to Ernest “Joe” Hoadley on June 28, 1975, in Waterbury. Joe passed away on Nov. 27, 2010, following 35 years of marriage. Sis was educated at Waterbury High School where she graduated in 1954. During her high school years, she worked at the former Rialto Theater in Waterbury. At the age of 17 , Sis, while babysitting for a family, responded to a call for help from a 14-year-old girl swimming in the Little River. Diving in and swimming to the exhausted girl, Sis pulled her ashore and administered artificial respiration and saved the girl’s life. In honor of her heroics, the first-ever Baumann Public Service Award (named after the commissioner of Public Safety, William H. Baumann) was given to Sis on July 4, 1953. Following her marriage to Leonard, Sis remained home as a homemaker and raised her growing family. She later was employed for many years as a ward aide at the Vermont State Hospital, retiring in 1991. Sis was a volunteer with the Waterbury Ambulance Service as an EMT, drove clients to appointments through Green Mountain Transit Authority and was a member of Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 59. In her leisure time, she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, preparing meals for her family, fishing, following the triumphs and tragedies of the Boston Red Sox, loving her copious amount of pets and listening to Vince Gill. Sis is loved and mourned by her children Bonnie Robtoy, of Waterbury, Lincoln Robtoy, of Norwich; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; two brothers Leslie “Skip” Morse, of Waterbury, Spencer Morse, of Calais; as well as extended family. Sis was predeceased by a son, Larry Robtoy. A celebration of life will be held from the Waterbury American Legion on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow. Later inurnment will take place in Hope Cemetery, Waterbury. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the North Country Animal League (www.ncal.com). Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.

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