Obituary: Lori Jean Hayden


Lori Jean Hayden
SEYMOUR — Lori Jean Hayden, age 55, beloved wife of John Hayden of Seymour, died April 5, 2011 in Griffin Hospital with her family by her side.

Born in Derby on Jan. 31, 1956, she was the daughter of Genevieve Taradine O’Keefe of Seymour and the late Edward O’Keefe.

Mrs. Hayden was a lifelong resident of Seymour and a 1973 Graduate of Seymour High School. She worked as an optometric assistant for Dr. Howard Cohen of Shelton for 20 years, until the time of her illness. Mrs. Hayden enjoyed many trips to Disney with her family.

In addition to her mother and husband of 36 years, she is survived by her devoted children, Shaun Hayden and his companion Erica of Naugatuck, Christina Hayden Taylor and her husband, Anthony of Southbury and Megan Hayden of Seymour; a sister, Tami Raspanti and her husband, Jim of Bristol; brothers Gary O’Keefe and his wife Monserrate of Ansonia, Timothy O’Keefe and his wife Martha of Florida; and Ryan O’Keefe and his wife Michelle of Florida; cherished grandsons, Andrew and Devin Taylor of Southbury, and Logan Hayden of Naugatuck; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held in the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Family and friends may call on Friday, April 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Citizens Engine Co. 2, 26 Deforest St., Seymour, CT 06483.

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