John J. Hayward, Jr., 33 of east Weymouth passed away on January 11, 2020 after succumbing to his illness of addiction.
John is survived by his daughters Maci of Weymouth and Scarlett of Sharon, CT; mother Teri Hayward Leveault of Brockton and husband Phil; sister Caitlin of Weymouth; and grandmother Ann of Dorchester. Pre-deceased by his beloved father John J., Sr., of Weymouth and grandfather Paul E Hayward Sr , Douglas G Hawthorne Sr & Patricia F. Ronane. Also, godson to Paul E Hayward Jr of West Roxbury & Carol Powers of Brockton. Also, many aunts, uncles and cousins also grieve his sudden passing. Mercifully, John has been reunited with his greatly missed dad.
In life, John would often say that one little decision can make a huge impact –not just you but also on those who love you. He also fought hard to overcome his battle with addition for many years, traveling across the country to different programs to seek help.
While his battle with addiction was long and challenging, he did not want it to define him. John was a very smart, funny & loving young man & love his daughters very much. He was a friend who was also looking to help people, even serving as a house manager of several different programs. He was also a die-hard Boston sports fan. He especially loved the Boston Celtics & had fond memories with his dad.
John’s family would like to express a special thank you to those who helped to support him through his journey.
Relatives and friends invited to attend visiting hours will be held on Friday January 24 th at The MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St., Whitman 10am-12:30 pm. A memorial service will follow at 12:30 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a fund that will be set up for John’s daughers.