Jeremy was born in Bridgeport and was the beloved son of Sue Clark and John Hayden and the beloved step-son of Tom Clark. He graduated from Newtown High School in 1996 and went on to attend the University of Connecticut. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history. He then attended Quinnipiac University School of Law from 2002 – 2005, where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Quinnipiac he was very active with the Quinnipiac Law Review and served as the Publications Editor.
Immediately following law school, Jeremy worked at the law firm of Harlow, Adams and Friedman in Milford and practiced primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy land use/zoning, and State Appellate practice. In 2009, Jeremy joined a small general practice law firm in Fairfield, where he eventually became a named partner of Ferrara Hayden P.C. In 2014, he started his own law practice, The Hayden Law Firm P.C., located on Main Street in Monroe, where he practiced primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, municipal law, personal injury, land use, business representation and corporate law.
Jeremy was very involved in his local community, serving for several years on the Inland Wetlands Commission and, for the last few years of his tenure, serving as the commission’s chairman. He then was elected to the Planning and Zoning Commission, where he served as a commissioner and the secretary. Most recently, he was serving as the Town Attorney for the Town of Monroe, a role that he loved and at which he excelled.
Jeremy is survived by his wife, Meghan, and his step-daughter Isabella Kantor. He is also survived by his younger brothers David Hayden and his wife Andrea and their children Charlotte and Daniel and Adam Hayden and his wife Javiera and their son Lucas, as well as his younger sister Stefanie Foster and her husband Jason.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:30, followed by a Service and Words of Remembrance at 4:30 p.m. at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home located at 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or by visiting http://www.jdrf.org.