Lawrence (Larry) Hayden, 63, of Seymour, beloved husband of Roberta (Robyn O’Brien) Hayden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 after a short illness. Born on July 10th, 1956 in Derby, he was the son of the late Richard Hayden and Lorraine Gildea Hayden Bennett; stepson of the late Edward Bennett.
Larry grew up in Shelton and Ansonia; attended Emmett O’Brien Tech and graduated from Ansonia High School in 1974. He held several jobs over the years, including working with his stepfather at Bennett Service Center in Ansonia. As well as Import Auto in Ansonia, Farrell Corporation in Ansonia, and TIE communications formerly of Shelton, until losing his eyesight in 1981.
As an avid musician from an early age, he played guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. He later became a Christian singer songwriter, produced two albums in 1985 and 1987. He performed along with his wife, Robyn in Reflections – a Christian group at Seymour Methodist.
In the mid-1980s he became well-known in the Valley and New Haven areas for his singing and songwriting and performed at many churches. He also wrote a special song, ‘True Freedom’ to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Naugatuck Valley Methodist Camp Meeting.
Larry is survived by his loving wife Robyn, and his two children Kimberlee and her partner Scott Bodnar, Timothy and his wife Samantha Hayden. As well as his grandchildren, Kaylee, Maggie, Willow, Maddie, and Hunter. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Marian and Charles Burnett of Delray Beach, Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held at a later date and contributions may be made to a Go Fund Me at https://www.gofundme.com/f/remembering-lawrence-hayden?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet.