Robert A. Hayward (1933 - 2018)

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It is with great sadness that the family of Robert A. Hayward announces his passing Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Hartford Hospital.

Bob was born Oct. 30, 1933, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, to the late Theodore Lawton Hayward and Florence Marion Pierce. He was raised and educated in Rhode Island and served four years in the Air Force. He returned to the U.S. and was employed at the Ladd School for the Developmentally Delayed in Rhode Island and then by Mansfield State School, Mansfield, retiring in 1986.

Throughout his life Bob has been an avid and skilled pool player, playing in leagues and tournaments and teaching the game. He practiced every day. His other favorite activity was chess, which he also practiced every day. Bob was a kind person who enjoyed people and was a patient teacher.

Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary Ann Hayward; daughter, Kelly Hayward and her partner, Sian, of Cardiff, Wales; daughter, Kerry Hayward of Mystic; son, Michael Hayward and his wife, Carolyn, of Coventry; daughter, Kristen Incandella and her husband, Vincent, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Bob's granddaughters, Olivia and Sara Incandella, who always held a special place in Bob's heart. He was predeceased by his infant son, Steven; his brother, Ronald; and his sister, Jean.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38106.

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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, 2018
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