EAST MONTPELIER - Harold A. Hayden Sr., formerly of the County Road in East Montpelier, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the age of 89.
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Born Feb. 1, 1923, in Hinesburg, he was the son of Frank and Mary Hayden. He spent his younger years in Hinesburg before moving to the Montpelier area with his family.
On Sept. 27, 1946, he married Veronica Goldsborough in Brooklyn, N.Y., where they had two children. Veronica, affectionately known as "Ronnie" to those close to her, passed away Oct. 25, 1998.
In 1944, Harold began what would prove to be a lasting career in the armed forces, first serving two years in the U.S. Army before enlisting in the U.S. Navy on Jan. 16, 1946, where he served the remaining 18 years of his career. Harold proudly served his country during World War II and retired back to Vermont in 1964 with his family. He subsequently obtained several contracts with the U.S. Postal Service, delivering mail to rural post offices as well as the Burlington airport.
Harold leaves his children, Loretta Nemeth and her husband, Ernie, of Stowe, his son, Hal Hayden, of Barre; his grandchildren, Chris Davis, of Plainfield, Greg Hayden, of Underhill, and Kyle Hayden, of Barre; as well as several great-grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Edith Tewksbury, of Windsor.
Funeral services are planned for Monday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. at the veterans cemetery in Randolph. There are no calling hours.
Published in Times Argus on Nov. 21, 2012