Edna Irene Hoy - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Edna Irene Hoy

Born June 17, 1934

Edna Irene Hoy, age 80, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Born in Bryn Mawr, PA on June 17, 1934, Mrs. Hoy was a daughter of the late Thomas A. Lafferty and Edna Christman Lafferty. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Hoy’s Penn Jersey in New Castle for many years.

She enjoyed boating and fishing with her husband on the Chesapeake Bay. A loving and devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend, Mrs. Hoy will be dearly missed by her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David T. Hoy, Sr., son, David T. Hoy, Jr. and sister, Charlotte Lafferty.

She is survived by her brother, Thomas A. Lafferty of Ocean View; granddaughters, Melissa L. Macolley (Bruce III) of Dover and Ashlee M. Shea (Joshua E.) of New Castle; sister-in-law, Helene Hoy Wiley of Glen Mills, PA; niece, Darlene L. Wiley of Glen Mills, PA; and 3 great grandchildren, Bruce D. Macolley IV, Joshua Tyler Shea and Jake Z. Macolley.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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  • A beloved friend and neighbor. We will miss you dearly.

  • RIP Edna

  • What a celebrate must be going on in heaven ! You get to meet Jesus face to face and reunite with your husband and son. Praying for Gods peace for your family .You will be missed!

  • Aunt Edna will be sadly missed by many. Aunt Edna was a very special person; she was a life long family friend, our families did everything together! She was like a mother to me when I was young. I could talk to her about anything. She designed and made a beautiful gown for me when I became the princess of the Nur Temple Shrine! During the last few years I would visit and we would reminisce about the good old days. We always had a special bond. When I held your hand yesterday, the last time I saw you squeezed it tight and I know you felt my love for you as I felt your love too! You are now amongst your loved ones, in Gods hands now.

    You were tired, I saw it in your face. The end was coming at a fast pace. But, how I wanted you to stay…I now understand your will was not my command. Life just became too hard for you.
    I didn’t want to see…..but I knew your heart was broken and you needed to be with your loved ones.

    Aunt Edna, It’s so hard to say good-bye. I’ll miss you and I’ll cry my tears. But I also know, that’s okay..for we’ll all be together again some day. Until then…