Mrs. Edith Hayden, age 96 years, of Salem, passed away Monday at Salem Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Hayden Sr., married for more than 66 years.
Born in Newfoundland, Canada, she attended Fisher Jr. College in Boston. She was a member of the First Church in Swampscott for over 50 years. An avid reader, she enjoyed knitting and doing crossword puzzles. She reveled in the spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her five children, Robert L. Hayden Jr. and his wife, Gloria of Sante Fe, N.M., Bruce W. Hayden and his wife, Cyndi of Warsaw, N.Y., Todd A. Hayden and his wife, Jill of St. Louis Park, Minn., Elizabeth E. Plourde and her husband, Robert of Haverhill, and Jude Toner and her husband, John of Marblehead; seven grandchildren, Alec Vegan, Jamison Adair and his wife, Christine, Christopher Plourde, Caitlin Plourde, Heather Mason, Lesley Hayden, Douglas Hayden, and the late Blake Adair; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Edith may be made to University of Massachusetts Memorial Foundation (UMMF) in support of Medical research online at www.umassmed.edu/give; or mail checks made to "UMMF-Medical Research" to Office of Advancement, UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Health Care, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
The family invites you to join them in the celebration of her life at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 27, at the Clubhouse at The Village at Vinnin Square, 200 Loring Hills Ave., Salem, MA.
Published on  May 25, 2017