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Barbara Hayes
In Memory of
Barbara J.
Hayes (Martin)
1929 - 2016
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Obituary for Barbara J. Hayes (Martin)

Barbara J.  Hayes (Martin)
Barbara J. (Martin) Hayes, 86, a longtime Shrewsbury resident died Saturday April 2, 2016 in the Beaumont Rehabilitation Center in Worcester surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara was born in Worcester daughter of the late Norman H. and Alice M. (Kender) Martin. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. Barbara married Edmond P. Hayes in 1951 and together they raised their family in Shrewsbury. They were married for 57 wonderful years before Edmond died in 2008.

Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She also played an active role in most of the neighborhood children’s lives and cared for many of them as their parents worked. She was a member of the neighborhood sewing circle and was a parishioner of Saint Anne’s Parish.

Barbara loved cooking and celebrating all the holidays especially Thanksgiving when she would be surrounded by her entire family. She
always made her annual trip to the Scallop Festival on Cape Cod in September and enjoyed vacationing at York Beach in Maine.

She leaves her children, Barbara A. Whittemore and her husband, Andrew of Shrewsbury, Janice G. Haines of Hopkinton and Edmond P. Hayes, Jr., and his wife, Cynthia of Millbury; seven grandchildren, Andrew and his wife, Krissie, Matthew and his wife, Crystal, James and his wife, Amy, Christine, Gary, Jr., and his wife, Kerry, Julie and Edmond III; eight great grandchildren, Callie, Orion, Chloe, Drew, Audrey, Mollee, Abbigayle and Joshua; a brother, Norman H. Martin, Jr, of Redlands, CA; also survived by several nieces and nephews. A sister, Beverly Ludovico and son-in-law Gary R. Haines predeceased her.

The Hayes family would like to thank the entire staff at Beaumont for all the love and compassionate care that was given to Barbara for the past seven years.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Barbara’s family on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 4-7 PM in the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Her funeral will on Wednesday April 6, 2016 from the funeral home with a funeral Mass celebrating her life at 10AM in Saint Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. Memorial donations can be made to the Patients Activity Fund at Beaumont Rehabilitation Center, 378 Plantation St, Worcester, MA 01605.