Joan Lorraine (Eden) Hayward, 85, of Crockett Road Upton, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Born on June 25, 1932, Joan grew up in Milford, the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Moore) Eden. Joan was predeceased by her 3 younger brothers, Charles (Chuck), Paul and Roger.
Joan graduated from Milford High School in 1950 and attended Fitchburg State College where she met her future husband, Roy. Joan was married to Roy for over 50 years until his passing in 2003. They lived in Vineyard Haven, Ashland and in Upton for close to 60 years.
Joan was a devoted mother to her 4 children, Lisa, Leigh, Stacy and Lynne. In her 40’s, she pursued a career in hairdressing, an interest of hers from high school. She was a hairdresser at Arlene’s Beauty Salon in Hopedale for over 20 years in a job she loved.
Joan was private and committed to her family who she considered her greatest joy and accomplishment.
She leaves behind her son, Leigh Hayward and his fiancée Laura A. Barbato of Upton; 3 daughters, Lisa and her husband Stephen Basile of Boston, Stacy Hayward and Lynne and her husband Gene DiPoto of Upton; 9 grandchildren, Erik K. Hayward and his wife Carrie, Taylor K. Hayward and his wife LynnEllen, Kaari K. Hayward and his wife Misty, Ryan H. Basile and his husband Julio, Krista H. Basile, Eden H. McCloskey and her husband Michael, Trevor H. Parente, Drew H. DiPoto and Marla Joan DiPoto, and 2 great-grandchildren, Rylee Joan Hayward and Freyja Eden McCloskey.
Funeral services will be private and there are no public visiting hours.
Memorial donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association1661 Worcester Rd., #301, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Kathryn A. Basile Foster A Dream Foundation, P.O. Box 7338, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985. www.FosterADreamFoundation.org. Arrangements are under the direction of Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, Milford. www.bumafuneralhome.com