Shirley M. Hayden, a loving mother and grandmother, 87, formerly of 453 W. Washington St., passed away Tuesday (March 17, 2015) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home, surrounded by her three sons and their families.
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Born Dec. 4, 1927, in Brookville, she was the daughter of the late James and Naomi Swineford Neel. She was a 1945 graduate of Bradford High School.
On May 14, 1947, in Olean, N.Y., she married Donald P. Hayden Sr. who died on Dec. 22, 1996.
Mrs. Hayden was primarily a homemaker but worked in the cafeteria at Bradford Central Christian High School and later for the Bradford Area School District at School Street Junior High School.
She was a member of the Church of the Ascension, the Altar Guild, Eastern Star, Chapter 61 and the Red Hats. She volunteered for many years at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Hospital Auxiliary.
Surviving are three sons, Donald P. (Debbie) Hayden Jr., Timothy A. (Cherri) Hayden and Edward C. (Debra) Hayden, all of Bradford, a daughter-in-law, Deborah A. Hayden of Bradford; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, James C. Hayden; a daughter-in-law, Mary L. Hayden; and one brother, Russell B. Neel.
Family will be receiving friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Church of the Ascension, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stacy Fussell, rector, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials if desired may be made to the McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford or the Bradford Ecumenical Home Auxiliary, 100 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA 16701, or the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 18 to Mar. 24, 2015