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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Alfred Hayton

Alfred E. "Ben" Hayton

Wednesday, February 15th, 1928 - Monday, October 28th, 2019
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Alfred E. Hayton (Mr. Ben), 91, a resident of Hopewell Junction, died on October 28, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Ben Hayton was born in Coolattin Shillelagh, County Wicklow, Ireland, on February 15, 1928 to parents Herbert and Emma Hayton.

Ben was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer, and was a lifetime member of the Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club. Ben was the owner of Shamrock Pools Inc, and was employed by Wappingers Central School District as a bus driver from 1969 to 1993. Ben drove for John Jay High School, where he became known as “Ben the Bus Driver” to all of his sports teams.

Ben is survived by his son Glenn and his daughter-in-law Cindy; his grandson, Trevor; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Nancy, his wife of 66 years; his mother and father; his brothers William, Jack, Matt, and George; and his sisters Iris, Phyllis, and Violet.

From Ben: “This is my final farewell to the John Jay Sports Teams. I want to thank you for all the love and affection you have shown to Mrs. Ben and me over the years. My final wish is that I touched a piece of your heart the way you have all touched mine. Goodbye and God Bless.P.S. Don’t forget the green carnation.”

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 3-7pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 10am at the funeral home followed by burial at Hopewell Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please visit Ben’s Book of Memories at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
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  • Service

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 10:00am
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
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  • Interment

    Hopewell Cemetery
    143 Beekman Road
    hopewell junction, NY 12533
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Private Condolence

Beth mostransky

Posted at 04:10pm
Dear Pat, Glenn, & family,
Mr. Ben was such a caring, loving, cheerful guy. All the kids loved him & he loved them as well. Even though he seemed to transport more of the Girl Teams than Boys, he had a great relationship with the Boys as well. Mr. & Mrs. Ben went to all the John Jay Soccer games with their chairs as close to the Team benches as could be! Mrs. with her box of donuts & drinks for the boys, win or lose. There will never be such a dedicated couple to The students at John Jay as the two of them. I am so very glad to say Nancy & Ben were my friends. I will miss making him his usual Soda Bread this year.
Prayers & thoughts to all,
Beth C. Mostransky & sons

Donna Hillman

Posted at 01:40pm
Glenn and Family,
My Thoughts and Sympathy are with you at this difficult time.
A quote I read once: " Death of a Loved one leaves a Heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal."
I can relate to what your going through... God Bless...

Heide Muetzel

Posted at 08:17pm
I was stop number five or six on the bus route, and I remember when I turned 16, Nancy had baked cupcakes for me, and Ben and the kids on the bus sang Happy Birthday to me. "16 and never been kissed" he said. HAHA. I have many memories, but that is by far my favorite. Glenn - I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Your father and mother were the kindest people this world has ever seen. I would not have made it through high school if it wasn't for your Dad. Rest in peace "Uncle" Ben. You will be missed,

Kari Fletcher

Posted at 05:31pm
Heaven has gained a truly beautiful soul. I dont have one varsity memory that didnt have Ben in it asking me “What kind of trouble did you cause today Ms. Stanford” Whether he was driving us or another team he always. At least now he can sit up high and smile at all the lives he touched. My thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Love You Ben 🍀

John Morgan

Posted at 04:28pm
At his core, Ben was a gentle man and a gentleman. I knew him through his devotion to John Jay's student athletes; the reality was that he as a celebrity with anyone that was involved in any after school activities. It was a daily ritual to gather around him and hear which late bus you would be taking, hearing his wonderful voice, and exchanging a few words. He knew everyone and reveled in the friendships that he formed with hundreds of students every school year, in addition to the students that he drove to and from school. I remember that he had a John Jay pennant at the front of his bus; I think the gymnastics team gave it to him. When he drove the Ketcham team to a post season meet, he told me that they asked him to take it down while he drove them. He politely told them "No," but he would put one of theirs up while he drove them. The story about him having students "push" the bus up the hill is priceless. He is missed by all that knew him!

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