Once a professional softball player, Richard ‘Dickie’ Hayden batted at the top of the order

MONROE, CT — Richard “Dickie” Hayden, 92, was born in Derby, raised his family in Monroe and retired at The Villages in Florida. He died on October 25,2020.

Dickie was the husband of the late Phyllis Hayden for 64 years. He was a devoted family man and will be missed by his three daughters Laura Maclean, Donna Kalanick, Cheryl Pereira, his six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Dickie had a lifelong passion for the game of softball. He played professional softball, as well, as for the state and local leagues until the age of 86.

Dickie was labeled as the “table setter.” His skill, speed and determination enabled him to set the stage for the power hitters whose job was to drive him home. His lifelong motto was, “keep moving.”

Please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of a great man.

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