Lorrance Livaudais Hoyt
February 22, 1942 - August 8, 2019
Lorrance Livaudais Hoyt, 77, of Ridgefield, CT, died on August 8, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Known universally as Paddy, Mrs. Hoyt was born and raised in New Orleans. She met her husband, Lawrence Hoyt, Jr., at Rollins College and moved to Connecticut, settling in Ridgefield to raise her family and eventually build her landscape design and horticulture business.
In addition to helping her many friends and clients create beautiful gardens, Paddy was active in the community. As a member of the Caudatowa Garden Club and the Garden & Conservation Trust, she was involved in the early years of the Ballard Greenhouse. She also helped start the docent program at the Keeler Tavern Museum. She served on the boards of the VNA of Ridgefield and TBICO in Danbury. Mrs. Hoyt was also a member of St. Stephen’s Church.
She was predeceased by her parents, Edward S. and Eugenie Williams Livaudais, and her brother Edward S. Livaudais, Jr.
Paddy is survived by her husband, Larry, her children: Kristen Hoyt (Russell Morris) of Norwalk, CT, Sara (Kevin Marley) of Denver, CO, Julie (Sid Head) of Sherman, CT, and David Hoyt (Dawn) of Denver, CO; and her beloved grandchildren: Evelyn Morris; Maeve and Fiona Marley; Clare, Alec and Sam Head; and Grace and Kate Hoyt.
The family would like to thank the many health care providers who so diligently cared for Paddy as well as her fabulous team of caretaker friends (Jackie Hayles, Cassia Izidoro and Wendy Harco) who made her day-to-day life richer.
There will be a private, family, graveside service in Lake Lawn Cemetery in Metairie, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ballard Greenhouse care of the Garden & Conservation Trust in Ridgefield.