Joan Stone Hayden
October 16, 1936 – April 11, 2021
The Memorial Service will be held at a time to be determined.
Joan Frances Stone Hayden died on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Solomons, Maryland.
Joan was born on October 16, 1936, in Washington, D.C.; her parents were Francis
Aubrey Stone and Thelma Fletcher Stone. She was an only child. She spent her
girlhood in the District and later in St. Mary’s County, where her father’s family had
deep roots. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1954. She graduated from
Strayer College in 1955.
In 1956 she married Joseph Neal Hayden, Jr., of Lexington Park, Maryland. They
began their married life in Hyattsville and Seat Pleasant. They moved to Clinton in
1963 and raised five sons and were blessed with many friends. Joan was an active
member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, volunteering with multiple
Joan worked for the U.S. Census Bureau for many years, retiring in 1993. In 1986
Joan and Joe moved to Huntingtown, and became founding parishioners at Jesus the
Divine Word parish. Joan was active in the Altar Guild and other parish ministries.
She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Joan was a shining example of quiet
service, inspiring her children and grandchildren to live faithfully and to serve
Joan led a happy and rich life, full of friends and family. She was predeceased by her
husband Joe. She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law: Don and Donna of
Hampton, Virginia; Mark and Phyllis of Severna Park; Jeff and Patti of Ellicott City;
Brian and Kelly of Lusby; and Randy and Kathy of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Her survivors include sixteen grandchildren and their spouses, and twenty
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her large extended family and her
Joan was a loving mother and grandmother, and her children and grandchildren will
forever treasure her wisdom and kindness in all she did. She had a deep, enduring
faith. You can honor her memory by hugging your loved ones, saying a prayer, and
performing an act of charity for another person. We will forever miss Joan, our
Mom, our Mommom.
Her final year of life was made difficult by the restrictions of the COVID pandemic.
We are grateful to the health care professionals who cared for her and protected her.
We are thankful that many accommodations were made to allow us to be with her in
her final illness.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday July 23, 2021, 1 PM At Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons, MD. If you wish,
memorial donations may be made to: Meals on Wheels, Our Lady Star of the Sea
Church and School (Solomons), or to the charity of your choice.
Friday, July 23, 2021