Obituary of Daniel R. Hayden

USNavy
Korean War Veteran

DANIEL R. HAYDEN _ in Woburn, suddenly at eighty two years of age. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (Busby) Hayden.Devoted father of Linda M. Tarantino of Stoneham Daniel R. Hayden Jr., his wife Joanne of Woburn, Cheryl A. Caron, her husband Robert of FL, Cathy M. Perra, her husband Wayne of NH and Robert S. Hayden, his wife Sara of Woburn. Dear brother of Margaret Wyatt, her husband Robert of Medford, John Hayden of CA and the late Stephen, Richard and Kenneth Hayden. Cherished "Gramps" of Karen, Jennifer and Michael, Tyler, Mark, Brad, and Michael, Ashley and Amber and "great Gramps" of JoJo, Jack, Sydney and Lila. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, February 2nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m.. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham, MA. Friends and relatives are invited to call Wednesday evening, February 1st, from 4 - 8 p.m.. Remembrances may be made in Daniel's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Daniel R. Hayden passed away after being stricken at his home Saturday, January 28th. The beloved husband of the late Catherine (Busby) Hayden, he was eighty two years of age.

Born in Somerville he was the son of the late Stephen and Sophie (McKinnon) Hayden. Raised in Somerville, Dan was one of six children, in a neighborhood that was child full! Amongst all the children Dan and Kay were long time friends. Having grown up in the neighborhood and had gone to school together, graduating from Somerville High School in 1952.

Following high school Dan joined the service, United States Navy, during the Korean War. Upon his return home he married his long time friend and sweetheart Kay Busby

Throughout the years Dan worked as a specialty meat cutter. He began at Colonial Meat Provisions for almost thirty years and then later for Dole and Bailey, here in Woburn.

Dan had bought a home in Woburn just before he got married. After their wedding they moved into their home and brought five children into the world, to whom they dedicated themselves too.

Three sons and two daughters kept Dan very busy over the years. Summer time was always time for a trip to the Elms, Hampton Beach or Salsbury! Always a wonderful time spent for a week or a day. All throught the years though, family gatherings were the best. Holidays, back yard cookouts and any other time the entire family gathered there were games, horseshoes, badminton, you name it, if it could be played, it was! As a matter of fact Dan had been very involved with "Mudball" in North Conway and for years he would travel there to watch his sons play!

As time went by, Dan began a new role as "Gramps." He loved unconditionally his nine grandchildren and of late, four great grandchildren. Always time spent with them was always the best and full of fun.

A very happy go lucky man, with a big smile, Dan enjoyed his family and friends. For a long time he was a member of the French Club of Cambridge, Irish American Club of Woburn and the Moose Family Lodge ,over the years.

Dan was pre deceased by his parents, his wife Kay who passed away in 2004 and his siblings Stephen, Richard and Kenneth Hayden.

Dan is lovingly survived by his children Linda M. Tarantino of Stoneham, Daniel R. Hayden Jr., his wife Joanne of Woburn, Cheryl A. Caron, her husband Robert of FL, Cathy M. Perra, her husband Wayne of NH and Robert S. Hayden, his wife Sara of Woburn. Dear brother of Margaret Wyatt, her husband Robert of Medford, John Hayden of CA and the late Stephen, Richard and Kenneth Hayden. Cherished "Gramps" of Karen, Jennifer and Michael, Tyler, Mark, Brad, and Michael, Ashley and Amber and "great Gramps" of JoJo, Jack, Sydney and Lila. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, February 2nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m.. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham, MA. Friends and relatives are invited to call Wednesday evening, February 1st, from 4 - 8 p.m.. Remembrances may be made in Daniel's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.