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HAYDEN, Virginia Day 93, of West Newton and Dennis MA, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Thomas S. Hayden, and daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy Day of Worcester, MA. Virginia was a loyal graduate of Bates College, class of 1942, and served as an Alumni Trustee. A trained social worker, Virginia devoted herself to her large family and her community. In later years she worked for Second Church in Newton as Parish Visitor. She leaves a son, Thomas D. Hayden and wife Patricia Mahon of Winchester MA, and four daughters: Suzanne Hayden and husband Fritz Farrington, Carolyn Hayden and partner Ted Hodgen, all of Shutesbury MA, Janet H. Jagger and husband Warren Jagger of Providence RI, and Cynthia H. Nyquist and husband Gordon Nyquist of Beverly Hills, MI. She was predeceased by her son Donald S. Hayden. She also leaves 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at Second Church in Newton on Saturday, February 14 at 2:30 pm.

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Published by Boston Globe from Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2015.
Celebration of Life
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Remembering Ginny as echoed in my comments made on this site Feb 6, 2015 and Jan 27, 2019. Lots of memories centered around Cape Cod visits and West Newton life and appreciative of the close relationship between Ginny and my mother, Sid Barnes. Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Mojave Desert portion of Kern County, California.
Bob Barnes
January 27, 2021
Remembering Virginia Hayden today and thankful for her hospitality at Second Church, at the Cape Cod house, and at non-Cape and non-church gatherings. A wonderful friend to my mother Sid Barnes from the 1950s to 2004. Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, Mojave Desert, California.
January 27, 2019
Dear Hayden Family,
Ginny was a dear friend. We enjoyed many great adventures with Church Woman United. She was a dedicated Girl Scout Leader and was leader to many Newton young ladies. She will be missed. Until we meet again, Lee Hill
February 13, 2015
My heart goes out to you for your deep loss you must be feeling for your beloved Virginia. How sad to lose someone so loved and so needed. May you find comfort in prayer and in one another. (Jeremiah 29:12,13)
February 12, 2015
I remember "Auntie Din" and the life long relationship she shared with my mom. They met at Bates and became close friends. After College they continued to celebrate each other's joys and lament their sorrows. Rest in peace Auntie Din.
Steve Jewell
February 12, 2015
She taught us all how to live long with grace, wisdom and humor. We will miss her terribly.
Nancy Payne, Boston Bates Alumnae Book Club
Nancy Payne
February 10, 2015
Thinking of your Mom's long life and the decades of friendship between the Hanke and Hayden families that had its roots at Second Church. The Bean Club dwindled in time to two charter members, your Mom and our Dad, Ev Hanke. Wonderful times. We're thinking of you all and hope you find peace in the happy memories of Din's life.
Jeanne Hanke Mason
February 10, 2015
Virginia contributed so much to the family reunions. For me, they will never be the same without her. God bless all of the family as you accept her passage unto the kingdom of heaven. My prayers are with you. With love, Linda (Ford) Parker
Rick & Linda Parker
February 10, 2015
My sincerest sympathy to Virginia's family. May the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this time of sorrow. Those who die God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. Psalms:116:15
Erica Alexander
February 10, 2015
Dear Cynthia, Janet, Kate, Suzanne, and Tom,
I was very saddened to hear of your mom' s passing. I remember when I was introduced to was on my first visit to "Green Shutters" as Stuart's "lady friend". She was so gracious,making me feel welcome right away. That was ten years ago. Over the course of time, I have grown to know her as a women who embraced life with a joie de vive spirit. I will always treasure my memories of joining her on "low tide" walks, as well as marveling at her Olympian form as she swam her afternoon laps, white bathing cap bobbing in and out of the water. Aunt Din was truly an inspiration to us all.
Alison Bevin
February 7, 2015
So sorry to learn of the passing of my favorite Aunt. She was a very special person in all of our lives. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to all my Hayden cousins.
With Sympathy, Stuart Day
February 7, 2015
Tom, Suzanne, Carolyn, Janet, Cynthia:

So many fond memories of your mother - 2nd Church in West Newton, church youth retreat in Dennis, many Barnes family visits to the Cape cottage, West Newton home visits - all adding immeasurably to the lives whom Ginny touched. What a long life to celebrate! The February 14, 2015 Valentine's Day Celebration of Life promises to be amazing!

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, CA
February 6, 2015
Memories going back over 60 years of dear friend of Mom's who became a dear friend of mine and our family. From Mrs Hayden to Din. So glad she was part of my life. We will be thinking of all of you and are sorry we';; be unable to make the celebration. Gina Barnes Grogean and Tom
Gina and Tom Grogean
February 6, 2015
Our condolences with the Hayden family. She was much loved.
Reid Barnes
February 6, 2015
So sorry to learn of the passing of Virginia Hayden. Her presence at Cape Cod was a constant during our summer s; her 5:00 swim, every day including last year, more than memorable. As hard as we tried, we couldn't get in that cold water. Yet there she was. Always interested in our families and interesting to talk with, she will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt sympathies,
The Schuck and Thomas families
February 5, 2015
My condolences to Cynthia and the whole family. Your Mother was a lovely lady and a dear friend to my Mother Becky. Keep your memories close.
Janet Reed Rowell
February 5, 2015
I met Aunt Din 15 years ago and since then she was a part of my Cape Cod summer vacations package. She amazed me when I saw her taking her daily swims, she warmed my heart when she was giving me a hug and I certainly shall always remember her smile that every time it felt like it lit up the universe. God bless your soul, my dear lady.
Raja Tamm-Day
February 4, 2015
We have wonderful memories of Ginny. She was a dear family friend and supportive church member. Sending our love to her family and friends.
Dana and Ginny Cohen
February 3, 2015
She was a loving person who brightened the life of all she met. She will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, Gram.

Reid Jagger
February 3, 2015
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