Obituary for Renee Theresa Hoy

“A word, a kindly smile, will often suffice to gladden a wounded and sorrowful heart.”
 — St. Therese of Lisieux —
Those who were lucky enough to know Renee in her short time on this earth, know that she lit up the
entire room with her laughter. Always aware of the needs of others, she would be the first to fill up an
empty glass of water or call you when you’re in need of cheering up. Renee embodied the words of St.
Therese—she always had the words, smiles, and the kind of love that gladdens wounded hearts. She
was a passionate, contemplative, funny, tender, fiery person who devoted so much of her life to caring
for those around her. 
Married young at 18, Renee fell in love with a boy named Rob who changed the course of her life
forever. A decade later, two children Ashley and Courtney whom she cherished. Renee was the kind of
mother fought school systems to get the best care for her autistic daughter and revolved her entire life
around the care her child needed. She was a devoted, protective, loving mother and the best friend of
her husband of 41 years. 
The oldest of four sisters, Renee was a natural caretaker and protector of her sisters as well. There has
never been anything more important to her than family and her loyalty to both her family and friends
has never wavered. 
In later years, Renee enjoyed gardening and camping with her husband and daughter, talking for hours
on the phone with family, hosting parties for friends, spending time with her grandchildren by the pool
or fire, caring for her Boxer puppies, and bringing the brightness of life to everyone around her. There is
nothing in this world more enlivening and heartwarming than Renee’s laughter. 
She was a beautiful woman who leaves behind a legacy of selfless love and will always be remembered
for the joy she radiated in this world. Friends and family can honor her legacy by reaching out to those
around them and spreading the beauty and laughter she gave all of us. There is nothing that would
make her happier than knowing that those she’s left behind are embracing each other in her honor.

A mass of a Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Church Fullerton, Wednesday, November 16,2022 at 10am  with interment to follow at Highview Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the family owned Highview Funeral and Cremation Services, 3433 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047.

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