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William D. Hayden

Wappingers Falls - William D. Hayden, a lifelong local area resident, died at Vassar Brothers Medical Center on Monday, January 13, 2014. He was 77.

Son of the late Edward and Helen Card Hayden, he was born in Beacon on June 9, 1936. In 1954, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served for four years and in 1958 received his honorable discharge and commendations.

William served as an officer for the New York State Department of Corrections for 40 years, having worked at both Downstate and Green Haven Correctional Facilities. He retired in 1997.

He loved antique and classic cars. He cherished his 1939 and 1956 Packards, and won several trophies at different car shows. Above all else, William was totally devoted to his family. He loved spending time with them, especially his grandchildren who reverently referred to him as "Poppy". He went through great extents to be part of their lives and attend various sporting and other extracurricular events.

On November 26, 1966, he married Maxine M. Melnyk at St. Luke's Church in Beacon. Mrs. Hayden survives at home.

In addition to his wife, William is also survived by his daughter, Julie Robbins of Newton, NJ; his daughter, Natalie Hayden Siedlecki of Hopewell Junction; his son, William Hayden, along with Madelaine North & Max of Wappingers Falls; his grandchildren, Craig, Chad, & Michael Robbins and Alexandra & Victoria Siedlecki; his sister, Dolores Carapella & her husband Phillip of Danbury, CT; his sister-in-law, Linda Hayden of Cincinnatus, NY; and his nieces & nephews, Jennifer & Daniel Carapella, Deborah Fisher, and Kimberly Hayden. He is also survived by many other loving relatives & dear friends.

He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Hayden and son-in-law, Lt. Col. Jason Robbins.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 17 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill. Interment will follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, where the U.S. Navy will conduct Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105,, the Dutchess County S.P.C.A., 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538,, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675,

For directions, online condolences, and memorial donations, please visit William's Book of Memories at


Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2014
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