David was born on December 12, 1946 in Weymouth to Wendell and Viola (Hersey) Hayden. He grew up in Hingham and graduated from Hingham High School. He was a Factory Supervisor for CV Rubin Leather for many years and then Foot Joy Shoes until his retirement. David was a free spirit who loved the earth and nature. He owned a small White Dove Release business, where he raised and trained doves to be released at special occasions and events, creating special memories for his customers. One of David’s favorite hobbies was being a Beekeeper. He belonged to the Plymouth County Beekeepers Association and participated in the Marshfield Fair, where members competed, demonstrated and educated the general public about the nature of the honey bee. He loved spending his earlier years with his family at Old Orchard Beach in Maine. David’s craftsmanship skills led him to build two homes; one in Hingham that he resided in for many years and his most recent home in Hanson that he proudly named “Paradise Farm”. He was happiest when he was in his garden, tending his bees, goats and chickens or spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his friendly smile, easy going and caring nature.
A period of visitation will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 373 Court Street, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to the Plymouth County Beekeeper’s Association, 228 High Street, Hanson, MA 02341 or www.plymouthcountybeekeepers.org. For more information or to sign the online guestbook please, visit www.cartmelldavis.com.