Hoyt Edward Battey Jr. CHELSEA — Hoyt Edward Battey Jr., 93, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 26, 1926, in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Hoyt and Clara (Densmore) Battey, the oldest of three children, a brother, Donald (d. 1998), and sister, Sally Farnham, of North Port, Florida. He attended schools in Massachusetts, in Chelsea, and graduated from MIT. He served in the Navy during WWII and was stationed on Guam. After the war, Hoyt married Jean Davis and had three children Carol (d. 1998), Hoyt III (Ned), of Montpelier, married to Elizabeth Ricketts, and Janet (Posie), of Chelsea. The family moved to Chelsea in 1957 where he and his father started HEB Mfg. During this time, he became a connoisseur of frappes. He became known for his lifelong habit of a frappe and bag of peanuts for breakfast and daily trips to the post office where he growled at most everyone. Hoyt cared greatly about his community and donated to many local endeavors over the years. He served on the school board and was active in the Boy Scouts, VFW and Fish and Game Club. He also attended weekly meetings of the Chelsea Civic Improvement Club. Hoyt was a deputy game warden serving central Vermont for many years. He also became a pilot and frequently flew out of the airport in Berlin. Fishing was his favorite pastime and he was a member of both the Tunbridge and Sharon trout clubs. For almost 30 years, he took annual salmon fishing trips with his friend, Ray Keyser Jr., mostly to St. Paul's Salmon Fishing Club in northern Quebec. Hoyt had five grandchildren Hoyt Battey IV (Kip), Nicholas Battey, Lucas Battey, Nanci (McElhaney) Meza, Cindi (McElhaney) Rosa; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. Calling hours will be Saturday, Nov. 9, from 2-4 p.m. at the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home with graveside services for the family to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Fish and Game Club, P.O. Box 626, Chelsea, VT 05038; or the Chelsea Public Library, P.O. Box 67, Chelsea, VT 05038.