OBITUARY

Gregory Vance Hayden

March 4, 1964April 26, 2019
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Skowhegan--Gregory V. Hayden, 55 of Skowhegan, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2019 at his home in Skowhegan.

He was born on March 4, 1964 in Skowhegan, the son of Joseph N. and Theresa (Gallant) Hayden.

He graduated from Madison High School, class of 1983.

Shortly after graduating, he went to work for Peoples Garage in Madison, becoming service manager, from there, he moved across the parking lot to become the services manager for Sprague's Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep, which eventually became Somerset Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep. Spending many years there between the three businesses. Greg spent most of his life working in the automobile business until just recently, he took a job with S.A.D. # 54 as a School Bus/delivery driver and this is where he found his happy place interacting with students and staff alike.

Greg was the Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus council 2089 with Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church of Skowhegan. On any given Sunday he could be found greeting people at the door of Notre Dame de Lourdes parish with a smile on his face. He also, spent many years as an on call Fire Fighter with the Skowhegan Fire Department.

Greg loved to tinker, especially on automobiles, he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, barbequing in his back yard, and riding his side by side with Karen. He enjoyed helping people and he loved spending time with family especially running after the grandkids. He was a devoted and selfless husband when it came to his wife Karen.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of 33 years, of Skowhegan, two children, Alissa Hayden and her companion Caleb Morin, of Winslow, Alec Hayden and his wife Courtney, of Cornville, one sister, Karen Dunn and her husband Gerry, of Skowhegan, two brothers, Allen Hayden and his wife Annette, of Bangor, Joseph Hayden and his wife Kathy, of Madison, two grandchildren, Baylee and Oliver who were the light of his life, three special boys who were dear to his heart Quincy, Rex, and Vinny, father and mother in law, Raymond and Helen Bilodeau, of Skowhegan, many Nieces and Nephews.

He is predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Theresa Hayden.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10 am at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Water St., Skowhegan.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife, Karen of 33 years, of Skowhegan, two children, Alissa Hayden and her companion Caleb Morin, of Winslow, Alec Hayden and his wife Courtney, of Cornville, one sister, Karen Dunn and her husband Gerry, of Skowhegan, two brothers, Allen Hayden and his wife Annette, of Bangor, Joseph Hayden and his wife Kathy, of Madison, two grandchildren, Baylee and Oliver who were the light of his life, three special boys who were dear to his heart Quincy, Rex, and Vinny, father and mother in law, Raymond and Helen Bilodeau, of Skowhegan, many Nieces and Nephews.

    He is predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Theresa Hayden.

Services

  • Visiting Hour Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Rena Natale

April 30, 2019

Karen I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. May the mememories you’ve shared along the way help you through the tough times. Even though he left you at such a young age, only the grace of God will guide you along your way. He was such a gentle soul, May he Rest In Peace. ✝️🌠

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Biography

Skowhegan--Gregory V. Hayden, 55 of Skowhegan, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2019 at his home in Skowhegan.

He was born on March 4, 1964 in Skowhegan, the son of Joseph N. and Theresa (Gallant) Hayden.

He graduated from Madison High School, class of 1983.

Shortly after graduating, he went to work for Peoples Garage in Madison, becoming service manager, from there, he moved across the parking lot to become the services manager for Sprague's Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep, which eventually became Somerset Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep. Spending many years there between the three businesses. Greg spent most of his life working in the automobile business until just recently, he took a job with S.A.D. # 54 as a School Bus/delivery driver and this is where he found his happy place interacting with students and staff alike.

Greg was the Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus council 2089 with Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church of Skowhegan. On any given Sunday he could be found greeting people at the door of Notre Dame de Lourdes parish with a smile on his face. He also, spent many years as an on call Fire Fighter with the Skowhegan Fire Department.

Greg loved to tinker, especially on automobiles, he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, barbequing in his back yard, and riding his side by side with Karen. He enjoyed helping people and he loved spending time with family especially running after the grandkids. He was a devoted and selfless husband when it came to his wife Karen.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of 33 years, of Skowhegan, two children, Alissa Hayden and her companion Caleb Morin, of Winslow, Alec Hayden and his wife Courtney, of Cornville, one sister, Karen Dunn and her husband Gerry, of Skowhegan, two brothers, Allen Hayden and his wife Annette, of Bangor, Joseph Hayden and his wife Kathy, of Madison, two grandchildren, Baylee and Oliver who were the light of his life, three special boys who were dear to his heart Quincy, Rex, and Vinny, father and mother in law, Raymond and Helen Bilodeau, of Skowhegan, many Nieces and Nephews.

He is predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Theresa Hayden.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10 am at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Water St., Skowhegan.