Westborough – Wendell Frank Hayward II, 88, of Flanders Road, Westborough, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 in Ocala, Fla.
Born Feb. 27, 1929 in Framingham, and raised on the family farm on Flanders Road, he was the son of Mildred (Fuller) and Donald S. Hayward.
He was the loving husband of Ann (Berry) Hayward, of Woodville, for 47 years and the cherished companion of Margret Jackson for 19 years. Wendell was a Korean War Veteran and a member of the John Warren Masonic Lodge in Hopkinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann; his sister, Ruth Crowell/Singer; and his nephew, Peter Crowell of New London, N.H.
He is survived by Margret; his sister, Ann Buxton of Falmouth, Maine; and his three daughters who adored their father, Susan Hayward of Ocala, Fla., Lynda Hayward of Ankara, Turkey, and Karen (John) Morganroth of Ocala, Fla.
Wendell was a devoted family man who enjoyed traveling with his family and spending time with his beloved seven grandchildren, Jessyca (Ross), Keelen (Matt), Brian, James, Philip, Thomas (Mandy), and Kimberly. Over the past 13 years, Wendell was over the moon happy to be joined by his great-grandchildren, Gabriell, Logan, Elise, Reese, Ihlara, and Harper. His extended family includes his niece, Polly Crowell of Falmouth, Maine; great-nephews Peter (Tracy) Crowell and Ben (Abby) Crowell of New London, N.H.; and the Thorpe, Berry, Enman, Jackson, Roomy, Harvey, McCardel and Lowell families.
Calling hours are Friday, Dec. 29, from 4-6 p.m., at the David A. Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. Following the burial, all friends and family are cordially invited to join his daughters and Margret at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for coffee and refreshments to celebrate a life well-lived by Wendell Hayward. All great stories are welcomed!
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org.