Clayda M. Hastings

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Clayda M. Hastings, 100, a lifelong resident of Hinsdale, passed from life to eternal rest on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Clayda was born on April 15, 1921, to Delia (LaValley) and Fredrick Burdo in Brattleboro, VT. She attended St Michael’s School.

On July 27, 1940, she exchanged wedding vows with Clifford Hastings at St. Joseph’s Church in Hinsdale, NH. Sadly, Clifford passed away on June 2, 2008, after 68 years of marriage.

Clayda was the sole proprietor of Hastings Slipcovers and Upholstery for over 50 years.

Clayda had many interests in life. She spent time embroidering, doing crewel work, making draperies, and watching baseball. Bobby Cox’s Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox were her favorite teams. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Church and a member of Catholic Daughters for 62 years.

Clayda is survived by her three children: Brenda Burns and her husband Douglas of Ludlow, VT, Wayne Hastings and his wife Cindy of Simms, MT, and Gail LeVasseur of Hinsdale, NH. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. There are four surviving sisters-in-law: Lorraine Burdo of Swanzey, Sheila Niemela of Orlando, FL, and Elizabeth Hastings and Dorothy Hastings of St Cloud, FL. Clayda is predeceased by her son, Eugene Hastings, and a son-in-law, Ted LeVasseur.

A mass is scheduled for September 11, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Saint Joseph’s Church, Mary Queen of Peace, 35 Brattleboro Road, Hinsdale, NH. Burial will follow at Meeting House Cemetery, Hinsdale. Flowers will be gladly accepted as well as donations to Catholic Daughters. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester Street, Swanzey, NH 03446

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