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Barbara Jane Hayden, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Barbara Jane (Timoney) Hayden, 90, of North Adams, Mass., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

She was born on March 23, 1929, a daughter of Walter and Alma (Tremblay) Timoney. A proud lifelong resident of North Adams, Barb attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. In her younger years, she worked for the New England Telephone Company, and later Crane Company. She owned and operated the Silver Basket Store with her daughter, Beverly.

Barb loved gardening, and arranging flowers for Quadland’s and Breen’s flower shops.

She was the widow of Francis Earl "“Bud" Hayden, whom she married on October 14, 1950, at St. Francis of Assisi. Bud passed away on December 2, 2007. Barb's family was always her main focus; she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her eyes lit up when she spoke of her dear family, and was happiest spending time with loved ones. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and crafting. Barb made everyone around her feel welcome, special and loved.

Survivors include daughters, Bonnie Hayden and husband, Christopher Gillooly, and Beverly Pinsonnault and husband Gary; sons Robert Hayden and wife Lynn and F. Bruce Hayden and his wife Lynn, all of North Adams, Mass.; grandchildren Hayden Gillooly, Travis and Abby Pinsonnault, Emily Conley, Tracy Sondrini, Jessica Trombley, Aimee Hayden, Kelly Lafarriere, Shaun Hayden, Amanda McKenney and Danny Mendez; great-grandchildren Maylee, Ava, Reese, Reagan, Vivian, Sullivan, Luc, Jackson, Alexi, Nico, Brodie, Ashlyn, Delaney, Tyler, Kyle, Nolan, Jordan and Hope; sister Rachel Viens of North Adams; Godchild Barbara Ann Viens, as well as nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Walter Timoney, who died on April 11, 1978.

The most wonderful matriarch---Barb was an extraordinary woman, and set the bar high for good people. Join us in giving cheers to and celebrating a beautiful life well lived.

Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Barbara Hayden will be celebrated on July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, North Adams MA. Burial will take place at a later date. There are no calling hours. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Bob ,Bonnie, and family. My deepest condolences. Skip Dlugos ( retired, Horizon Beverage)
from: Skip Dlugos on: 07-25-2019

My deepest condolences to the entire family. She was such a lovely lady and I will never forget her as a girl scout leader. You were all so lucky to have such a great mom and grandmother.
from: Cheryl Boillaton: 07-15-2019

Bruce and family, my deepest sympathy for the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
from: mathew Cantonion: 07-15-2019

Bonnie and Bev, I just heard about your mom and am so sorry. I loved going to your house when we were in junior high and have such fond memories of your parents. You were wonderful daughters.
from: on: 07-13-2019

My deepest condolences to the Hayden family! Your mom was the picture of elegance and beauty! I can still see her smiling face and she always had a kind word! May the wonderful memories of her help to bring smiles to your faces. Love - Carla (Daugherty) Holness
from: Carla (Daugherty) Holnesson: 07-09-2019

We're sorry to hear that Barb has left us. She will be missed by so many. She was a vibrant and talented and just a lovely person. You were fortunate to have had her with you for so long. Our condolences on your loss.
from: Jeanne & Ray Moulthropon: 07-08-2019

My sincere condolences to the Hayden family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Marty Alvarezon: 07-08-2019

My sincere condolences to the Hayden family on the loss of a remarkable woman. Barb was a wonderful, warm and giving woman with so many talents. It was a pleasure to have her in my life even a little bit, and I pray you will all be comforted by reading all the good things being said about her.
from: Terry Tafton: 07-08-2019

To my Hayden family, I am so sad to hear of Barbs death. Such a wonderful woman. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there to celebrate her life.
Love, Breck
from: Breck Bakeron: 07-08-2019

Cheers to Barbara and the wonderful family she has created, our thoughts are with all of you.
from: Mary Lou and Jeffon: 07-07-2019

Bev, Gary and family, We are so sorry for your loss, our hearts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was an angel on earth, they give us there love and more and leave us with so much. She will be sadly missed be many.

Dave And Sue
from: Dave & Sue Emery on: 07-06-2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. What a wonderfully vibrant woman.
She will most certainly be missed by many people!
from: John Spofford on: 07-05-2019 Text Ads

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