Phillip John Hoyt, 84 of Fountain, passed away Friday, August 25, 2023, at his home. Phil was born Dec 31,1938 in Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington MA to Alfred & Anna Hoyt. He was the 5th child of 10 and lived in North Reading MA. Phil worked on a chicken farm while attending Essex Agricultural School and would ride his bicycle up & down the hills in the cold just to get to school. He earned the nickname “Jake the farmer” from his brother-in-law Paul Sweeney. He dropped out of school but went back and graduated in 1959, the same year as his brother, Richard.
He met his first wife during his tour of duty in the National Guard. They raised their 3 children in Newton, MA before their divorce. He worked as an Electrical Technician at BLH Electronics for several years before he was laid off. He bought a house in Readville before moving to Blountstown , Florida to get out of the cold & snow, and where he met his wife, Patricia.
Other than his parents Phil is predeceased by his sisters, Arline Lumb Garlington, Barbara Enos and Cathy Cartwright and brothers, Alfred Hoyt Jr. & Richard (Dick) Hoyt, and his son Michael Hoyt.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Patricia; his daughters from his first marriage, Marie Hoyt-Pariury (Bob) of Norwood, MA, Laura Henderson (Roger) of Marlborough MA and son Jay Hoyt (Mary) of Hingham, Ma; his 3 stepchildren; Andy Bailey, Gay Richards & Randy Brantley of Florida, one grandson, 4 step granddaughters, and 7 step great grandchildren. His siblings, Alice Sweeney of Maine, Ruth Ross of Massachusetts, Herbert Hoyt of Massachusetts & Jason Hoyt of New Hampshire. His one special Aunt Gladys Jaworski of New Hampshire.
There will be a private memorial service at his home in Florida with a private burial at Riverside Cemetery in North Reading, MA at a later date. Adams Funeral Home & Croswell Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at Adamsfh.com 850-674-5449