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Joseph P. Hayes

1921 - 2014 MILL RIVER Joseph P. Hayes, 92, of 373 Hayes Hill Road, Mill River, passed away Monday, April 21, at his beloved farm. Joe was born May 1, 1921, the son of Patrick and Margaret Hayes. Joe lived his entire life at the farm. After graduating from New Marlboro High School, he owned and operated a successful dairy business there. Quiet and soft spoken, he loved his animals and the land. Though beset will illnesses in his last years, he never complained, and always had a ready ear or wry comment for family and friends, blessed with his mind to the end. Joe is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Gretchen Hayes of Sheffield; two nieces, Karen Hayes of Sheffield, and Kathy Clooney of Boca Raton, Fla., and a nephew, Robert Semier of Ocala, Fla. Special mention is made of George and Laura Davis of Mill River and John and Jean Rimas of Seabrook, N.H., beloved friends, who cared lovingly for Joe throughout his later years. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends are invited to be with family, to celebrate his life, at a graveside service at Mill River Cemetery Wednesday, April 30 at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Bruce N. Teague of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Sheffield, Mass., officiating. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a remembrance in his name may be made to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, P.O. Box 515 Sheffield, MA, 01257 or to protecting and promoting animal care and land conservation. BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 23, 2014
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