Ruth J. Hayden
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Ruth J. Hayden
  • January 25, 1943 - December 11, 2014
  • Merrimack, New Hampshire

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Ruth J. Hayden, 71 of Merrimack, NH, formerly of Nashua, NH passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 25, 1943 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, daughter of the late Donald W. and C. Jean (Wilson) McLaughlin.

Mrs. Hayden worked at Ledge St. School and also for Sadler Insurance Company for many years. She proudly became a US Citizen in 2002. She was a loving and devoted grandmother known as "Nannie". She was described by her grandchildren as amazing, brave and strong. Ruth enjoyed gardening, loved all New England sports teams, but the Red Sox were #1 and she was a big Elvis fan. Time with her family, watching her grandchildrens' sporting events and being active with her friends that spanned all generations meant a lot to her, as did the holidays, her favorite time of the year.

She is survived by three children; Kelly Hayden-Wimpory and her husband Robert L. of Jefferson, NH, Scott Hayden and his wife Jennifer of Penacook, NH and Lisa McNay and her husband Ken of Merrimack, two step-grandsons; Robert A. Wimpory and David Moore, two granddaughters; Allyson and Emily Hayden and two grandsons; Glynn and Williem McNay. She is also survived by a brother; David McLaughlin and his wife Lynn of Nova Scotia, a sister; Ann McEachern and her husband Gordon of Nova Scotia and also by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; Glynn R. Hayden.

Visiting hours were held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm in the St. Laurent Funeral Home, 116 Elm St., Nashua. A funeral service was held Wednesday at 10:00am in the funeral home. Interment followed in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Breathe New Hampshire, 145 Hollis St., Unit C, Manchester, NH, 03101. Condolences may be offered at www.stlaurentfuneralhome.com