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Louise B. Hayden

Louise B. Hayden

Born In: Osborne Harbour, Nova Scotia
Born: November 11th, 1912

Passed in: Hampton, New Hampshire, Canada
Passed on: August 8th, 2015

Louise B. Hayden, 102, of Hampton, NH, formerly of Springfield, MA died peacefully, Saturday, August 8, 2015 at her home surrounded by family. Louise was born in Osborne Harbour, Nova Scotia on November 11, 1912, the daughter of the late Mary Jane (Young) and Wellesley St Clair Hayden. She spent her childhood in Nova Scotia attending a one room school house through the 9th grade, before moving to Springfield MA. Mrs. Hayden graduated from the former Springfield Hospital School of Nursing with the Class of 1937. Following graduation she worked at the hospital where she met her future husband of 52 years, the late Charles W. Hayden. After raising her children she joined her husband at Hayden Corporation, becoming its Vice President for the next 25 years, before retiring in 1975. She served the community as a Trustee of the West Springfield Library. She reserved most of her time for her family and church, Christ Church Cathedral where she served on Altar Guild for over 32 years as its Co-Director, retiring in 2001. During those years she generously shared her artistic talent and creativity in leading volunteers to provide ecclesiastical embroidery that adorns the pulpits and lecterns. She also guided the needlepoint project for making additional kneelers for the sanctuary. When summering in Nova Scotia she enjoyed quilting with friends, knitting, - 12 Irish Fisherman sweaters for her family, and prayer shawls for others. Louise was proud of her Canadian, Nova Scotia, heritage and together with her husband/ daughter returned to her birth home for the last 62 summers, maintaining and restoring her family's heritage farmhouse in the small fishing village of Osborne Harbour. The old home, land, and fresh salt air seemed to restore and reinvigorate her each year as she was able to visit with childhood friends and their families. Surviving family members include her daughter Priscilla J. Santiago (Anthony) of Hampton; son John O. Hayden (Emily) of Wilbraham, MA; grandchildren, Theodore J. and Steven S. Santiago, Christina L. Bodnar, Peter R. and Daniel C. Hayden; 12 great grandchildren; a cousin Winifred Stearns and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her sisters, Myra L. Cooper, Ada C, Hayden, Olive "Polly" Hayden, and brother, W. Eugene Hayden. The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff of Rockingham County Nursing Home following her recent hospitalization before returning home where she lived with her daughter for the past ten years. Returning home was made possible by the excellent care from Brookhaven Hospice and Atlantic Homelife. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01103. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01103 or Holy Cross Anglican Church, PO Box 54, Lockeport, NS BOT 1LO, Canada. Assistance with arrangements was by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. Please visit: www.RemickGendron.com to view Louise's memorial website, and sign her tribute wall.




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