October 12, 1939 – September 3, 2013
Obituaries » ROGER R. HAYWARD
HAYWARD, ROGER RAY, 73, of Middletown, Conn., formerly of Durham, Conn., beloved husband of Betty (Laurendeau) Hayward for 49 years, died September 3, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Northfield Falls, son of the late Ray and Lillian (Moody) Hayward of Plainfield. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre 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 Hayward of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Robert Hayward and wife, Shirley, and their two children, all of Chester, Conn.; two sisters, Lois Lafreniere of East Barre, and Joan Barsalou of Plainfield; and a brother, David Hayward of Richburg, S.C. He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Hayward. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2pm 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 2pm, prior to the service.