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John Michael Hoyt

John was born July 22, 1946, in Portsmouth, Va., the son of John M. and Emma J. (Stroud) Hoyt. Mike (as the family called him) passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Florida.

Mike was cremated and as per his request will be laid to rest beside his father, John, at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow at 1 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 20. Military Funeral Honors will be conducted by VFW Post 3107, Glasgow.

He spent his early years in Virginia and Maine. Mike’s mother passed away in 1957 when he was 11 years old. His father later married Alice (Albright) Corbett. Her daughters, Karen, Patricia, Linda and son, Randall, joined the family of three boys, Guy, John and George, with a son David born in 1959 and a daughter, Laurie, born in 1960, making them a family of nine children.

Mike later joined the Army and was a Vietnam veteran. After his military service he lived and worked in Houlton, Maine. Mike moved to Bristol, Conn., and worked at the Stop & Shop in various positions including manager for many years.

He visited his father and mother yearly in Glasgow, Mont., where he and John hunted and fished together. He brought many of his friends from Connecticut on these trips.

He retired and eventually moved to Satsuma, Fla., where he resided until his death.

He was Past Commander of the American Legion Post 2, Bristol, and catered many dinners to raise money for veterans. Mike was also a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3107, Glasgow, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Satsuma.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; sister Karen Corbett; niece Chiara (Corbett) Sewald; nephews Brett Corbett, Tyson Hoyt, Justin Johnson; and his brother-in-law Floyd (Shorty) Doke. Also, Dorothea Ostrout, his companion of 18 years.

He is survived by “Mom” Alice; sisters Laurie Doke, Patricia (Karl) Johnson, Linda West and brothers Guy (Linda) Hoyt, George Hoyt, David Hoyt and Randall Corbett; many nieces and nephews. Mike is also survived by his best friend William “Bill” Tulloch and family and Diane Gorneau; and Dorothea Ostrout’s daughter, whom he considered a step-daughter.


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