Della J. Heywood, 80, formerly of Jaffrey, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Elliott Hospital in Manchester after a brief illness.
She was born in Berlin, NH on January 18, 1937, daughter of the late Horacio and Hellen (Webber) Bunnell. Della was raised and educated in Berlin before moving to Holyoke, MA when she was 16. She moved to Jaffrey in 1964 when she married Robert C. Heywood, Sr. and continued raising her family there. Most recently she had been living in New Ipswich.
Della had worked at Adams Plastic in Holyoke and had retired from New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Peterborough after working there for over 25 years.
She enjoyed camping in the White Mountains with her family as well as painting, cooking and shopping.
Della was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Heywood, Sr. in 2009, her granddaughter, Della J. Goodney in 1989, her granddaughter, Scarlett T. Fazio in 2015 and her grandson Aaron C. Heywood in 2016.
She is survived by her three daughters, Debra J. Faranoli, Charlene A. Scott, and Patricia A. Heywood; four sons, Randel K. Heywood, Robert C. Heywood Jr., Douglas J. Heywood, and Jerry J. Heywood; her brother Albert Bunnell; her sister Mary Ann Robinson and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services for Della will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River St., Jaffrey, at 4:00 pm. A time of visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 PM. Burial will take place in the spring at Conant Cemetery in Jaffrey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Della to the Good Neighbor Fund, PO Box 486, Jaffrey, NH 03452, or to the Friendship Manor, PO Box 470 New Ipswich, NH 03071.