Catherine M. Hayes

CATHERINE M. HAYES, 95, OF HARLEYSVILLE Catherine M. "Cass" Hayes, 95, of Harleysville, formerly of Schwenksville, passed away November 5, 2012 at Grand View Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rainey Hayes in 1982. Born August 15, 1917, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Heinrich) O'Neill. She was a member of Church of St. Mary in Schwenksville and Encore Experiences at Harleysville. Surviving are five sons, Rainey Hayes of California, Joseph Hayes of Boyertown, Alfred Hayes of North Carolina, Leonard Hayes of Florida and William Hayes of Texas; a brother, Fred O'Neill of Trevose; 25 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie McPherson; four brothers, Joe, George, Leonard and Edward, and a sister, Marie. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Viewing from 10-11:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, at Church of St. Mary, 40 Spring Mount Rd., Schwenksville, where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Schwenksville Cemetery. Arrangements are by R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in The Mercury on Nov. 7, 2012