Hayhurst, William Chart

William Chart Hayhurst Jr., 68, of Farmington died peacefully at Arden Courts on August 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Vanetta for 46 years.
Bill was born in Chicago on July 17, 1949 to the late Hilda (Ratzesberger) and William Hayhurst Sr. He resided in Illinois until 1972 when he accepted a position at the home office of Aetna Life & Casualty as an underwriter. He remained with Aetna for the majority of his career rising to the level of assistant vice president, then spending the last few years with Telesis Data Solutions. Bill also served as chairman of the board of directors for the Farmington Public Library for over a decade. In retirement he developed an interest in bicycling and completed three “century rides” during that time.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by a daughter, Katy Fressola, her husband, Bob, of West Hartford and their two children Lauren and Ben. Bill also leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sarah Hayhurst, of Cumberland Rhode Island and a sister, Sue Denninger, of Geneva, IL.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caring, compassionate staff of Arden Courts of Farmington and the McLean Hospice team.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday August 17th from 4-7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

Calling Hours

Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 4:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service


Memorial Contribution

The Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

2 Responses to 'Hayhurst, William Chart'

  1. Cheryl Brownfield says:

    Dear Van and family,

    I have thought of you both often, and had wanted to try and get in contact with you, when I found Bill’s obituary.
    I am so, so sorry for your loss.
    It meant so much to me when Bill reached out to offer comfort and support when my husband (and college mate) Clark Brownfield passed away in 2009.
    I’m sure that for you, as well as I, the loving support of our children and grandchildren is our greatest source of comfort.

  2. Joanne Croal says:

    I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the Hayhurst family. Bill was a regular class participant at the YMCA during my time as an early morning instructor. I remember him as a kind, gentle, quite man who always talked fondly of Chicago and his outside bike rides. The early morning class participants remember him fondly too. Please know that he was an important part of the YMCA family and has been missed over the years since he stopped coming to class. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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