• Roger R. Hayward
    September 06,2013

    Roger R. Hayward

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Roger Ray Hayward, 73, of Middletown, Conn., formerly of Durham, Conn., beloved husband of Betty (Laurendeau) Hayward for 49 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

    He was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Northfield Falls, Vt., son of the late Ray and Lillian (Moody) Hayward of Plainfield, Vt.

    He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt., in 1957.

    Roger served with the U.S. Navy from 1957-60.

    Prior to his retirement, he worked as a supervisor at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in North Haven, Conn.

    He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a member of the Durham Rod and Gun Club, and a volunteer for 23 years with the Durham Volunteer Fire Company.

    Besides his wife, Roger is survived by a daughter, Cynthia M. Hayward of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Robert R. Hayward and his wife, Shirley, and their two children, Christopher R. and Emily A. Hayward, all of Chester, Conn.; two sisters, Lois M. Lafreniere of East Barre, Vt., and Joan M. Barsalou of Plainfield, Vt.; and a brother, David A. Hayward of Richburg, S.C. He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Hayward.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, Conn. Burial will be at the convenience of his family. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service.

    In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Durham Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 154, Durham, CT 06422. To share memories or express condolences, please visit www.biegafuneral.com.

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