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“THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE HAYES FAMILY,NEVER EASY TO LOSE A LOVED ONE. MANY FOND MEMORIES GROWING UP IN NORTH GRANBY WITH THE HAYES FAMILY...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: DAVID SIMMONS

“To the Hayes Family, My deepest regrets for the loss of a truly wonderful person.Mrs.Hayes will always have a place in my heart.How she loved and put...Read More »
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“To the whole Hayes family, I am so sorry to hear this news and for your loss. Freda was so much a part of my growing up in 4-H. The number of...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Darla Carcia

“So sorry to hear this very sad news Mrs Hayes was my 4 h leader many years ago I remember sliding down the hill now where the goats are Having hot...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy carr

“Roger and family. Wow, I was shocked to read this obit. I've known Freda almost all my life. She had the personality of an angle. She was one of...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Evelyn Brown - E. Granby, CT

“I am so sorry to hear about Freda's passing.Not only was she one of my cousins but she was my 4-H leader for quite a few years. She was so patient...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: June Nolan Valiquette

“I remember her kindness understanding a brazilian young kid (me) that barely could speack English. Good memories for the neighbors accross the street...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sergio Luiz Figueiredo

“Sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Sandy (Barnes) DePaola

“So very sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to Ms. Hayes' family & friends.... ”
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10 of 14 | Posted by: Fritzer Family - FL

“I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I would not be able to sew or cook if it wasn't for Freda. Many wonderful memories of my 4-H years in North...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Linda DEE Holcomb White

“I remember Freda as a very kind lady. She had a sweet smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Judi Gove

“To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: pfl

“So sorry for you loss.I will never forget her as my 4-H leader and neighbor and family friend. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Candy Godard Johnson


Freda Elizabeth (Nolan) Hayes, 81, of North Granby, beloved wife of Roger K. Hayes, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Granby. Born in East Fairfield, VT on November 16, 1935, daughter of the late Edward S. and Eileen A. (Sturtevant) Nolan, she was raised in East Fairfield, VT before moving to Connecticut with her family as a young girl. Freda lived in East Windsor and Tariffville before moving to Granby where she had resided for the last 69 years. She was a graduate of Simsbury High School and attended the Hartford Hospital Nursing School for two years before leaving to take a position in the actuarial department at the Phoenix Insurance Company in Hartford. After marrying her husband Roger on April 21, 1956, she left her job in the insurance industry and helped Roger operate their family dairy farm in Granby. In 1973, she started working as a substitute postal carrier for the United States Postal Service in Granby and later became a clerk at the North Granby Post Office and then the Postmaster in North Granby until her retirement in 1995. Freda was a 4-H leader for over 50 years where she taught sewing and cooking classes to the young girls. She also served as co-leader of the Granby Girls 4-H Club and helped at the Hartford County 4-H Fair compiling premium records and volunteering in the 4-H Records Department. Her extensive experience in farming led her to serve on various Hartford County Agricultural Extension Committees in addition to her work with 4-H. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Granby where she served on several groups and committees over the years. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Granville Quilt Guild and she made a quilt for each of her grandchildren for their graduation from high school. Freda also loved to read, garden, and take her children and their friends to concerts and museums throughout the Hartford area. A special time that she and her family looked forward to each year was their annual family vacation to Wildwood in Tolland, MA. Her grandchildren will never forget their trips to “Camp Grandma” each year and all of the fun activities that she did with them while camping at the lake. Besides her loving husband of 61 years, she leaves three children, Terry Hayes and his wife Dotty of Los Altos, CA, Stanley Hayes and his wife Dorothy of North Granby, and Stephen Hayes and his wife Nancy of North Granby; two brothers, Kenneth Nolan and his wife Shirley of Orange, VT and Roger Nolan and his wife Carol of East Granby; seven grandchildren, Carolyn Hayes of Somerville, MA, Ellen Whitlow and her husband Brian of Granby, Daniel Hayes of North Granby, Samantha Phillips and her husband Jesse of Forksville, PA, Seth Hayes of Granby, Nathaniel “Nate” Hayes of Bloomfield, and Rebecca Hayes of Danbury; three great grandchildren, Amelia Whitlow, Vivian Whitlow, and Emerson Phillips; and 11 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Loraine Tatlock; and a grandson, Marshall Keith Hayes. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Granby, 219 North Granby Rd., Granby. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Granby Cemetery, Granby. Memorial donations may be made to the Granby Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 617, Granby, CT 06035.

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