Barbara Hayden

Obituary of Barbara Hayden

Barbara was a spunky woman with a razor-sharp wit and a strong sense of self. She made certain that no one could take advantage of her, and she refused to be stepped on by anyone. Around most people, she chose to keep to herself, but around people that she knew, Barbara had a brilliant sense of humor that brought delight to those close to her. She was also incredibly musical and she would often sing her favorite music, Old Country artists like Johnny Cash and Rita MacNeil.

Barbara was a very active woman, loving both exercise and art to fill her time. She biked often with a group from her neighborhood, and was in a bowling league for many years at Leisure Land. She also adored crafting, especially knitting and scrapbooking. For fun, she also enjoyed putting together puzzles. Barbara would take her family traveling frequently when her kids were young. Please take this Travel Puzzle in memory of Barbara, and how she will always be a piece of your heart.

Hayden, Barbara M. (nee Blain) on March 6, 2018 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of the late Ray L. Hayden; loving mother of Susan (Paul) Fisher, Barbara L. Hayden, James (Jayne) Hayden; adored grandmother of Aimee (Michael) Wolkowiecki, Elspeth & Alyssa Hayden; great-grandmama of Peyton & Kori Wolkowiecki; dear aunt of Lisa (Teddy) Harrigan, Laura (John) Lally; dearest daughter of the late Robert J & Genevieve (Grise) Blain; and sister of the late Ann K. and late Peter (Ann) Blain. Barbara is a retired Elementary School Teacher with Frontier Central School. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo, in her memory. Arrangements with LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. (716-627-2919). Online condolences at