John M. Hayes

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John M. Hayes PORT EWEN- John M. Hayes, 74, of Port Ewen, passed Sunday morning, Sept. 9, 2012, at Kingston Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 2, 1938, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to the late Bartholomew and Anna Hayes. He was a graduate of St. Agnes R.C. High School and had attended N.Y.C. Community College, Brooklyn. John served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960, attaining the rank of 2nd class Petty Officer; he served on the U.S.S. Bushnell. John worked for NYNEX for 30 years; he set up the 1st digital phone system in Manhattan, then systems in Tehran, Iran for two and a half years. He retired as a 2nd line manager for the White Plains area. After retiring, he worked for H & R Block. He was a communicant of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Port Ewen, was a member of the West Shore Model Railroad Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was the husband of Ellen M. Hayes; they wed on May 5, 1990. He is survived by his children, William Hayes and his wife Zulma, Maureen Justus and her husband James, John Patrick Hayes and his wife Tara, Paula Burns and her husband Christopher, Kathleen Hayes; brother David Hayes and his wife Bunny; sister Marilyn Danese and her husband John; brother Richard and his wife Deborah; grandchildren, Justina, Gabrielle, Sean Patrick, Robert, Gillian, Meaghan, Talia, Jessica and Kerri, a brother-in-law Charles Pringle and his wife Sally, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, William Hayes. Entrusted to the care of Eric Keyser, Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 216 Broadway, Port Ewen. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The procession will form on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church. Burial with military honors at Montrepose Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to , 301 Manchester Road, Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 12603, or American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 1010, Rockville, Md., 20852. Light a candle in memory of John at
Published in Daily Freeman on Sept. 11, 2012
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