Michael J. Hayward

Sunapee, N.H. — Michael J. Hayward, 42, was found in Hartland, Vt. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, after having been missing since February.

He was born Oct. 27, 1971, in New London, N.H. a son of Michael and Alison (Odell) Hayward. After graduating from Kearsarge Regional High School in 1990 he attended the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelors Degree in English in 1994. After college he began working with his family at MJ Hayward Mechanical in West Lebanon where he was currently serving as Vice President.

Mike was married to Kimberlee Valentine on Oct. 26, 2007. They have been living in Sunapee where he loved spending time as a family with his four year old son, Garrett and his Wiemaraners, Lula Mae and Mila Mae.

He is remembered by all as being very personable, he enjoyed his relationships with his extended family, friends and business associates. He also enjoyed watching his favorite New England sports teams, listening to the music of Bob Dylan and The Band and skiing at the former King Ridge Ski Area.

Mike was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 14, Free & Accepted Masons in Elkins, N.H.

He leaves his wife, Kimberlee and son, Garrett of Sunapee; his parents, Michael and Alison Hayward of Grantham, N.H.; a brother, Justin Hayward also of Grantham; as well as a nephew, Jacob Hayward and niece, Makenzie Hayward-Harte. Mike was especially close to his in-laws including his mother and father-in-law, Brad and Marisue Valentine of West Lebanon; brother-in-law, Erik Valentine and his wife, Krystin of Norwich; and sister-in-law, Kellie Valentine of Lebanon.

A memorial service will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. on Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m.

Condolences may be made to Mike’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, 178 Mechanic St, Lebanon, NH 03766 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814.