Barbara M. Hayes

Barbara M. Hayes, 92, of Merrimack, N.H., formerly of Quincy, Mass., passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Barbara was born in Boston, Jan. 23, 1920, daughter of the late Nicholas and Emma (Esskuchen) Koelsch. She graduated from Jamaica Plains High School, and worked as a sales auditor for Jordan Marsh Co. in Boston. She was predeceased by her husband, John J. Hayes; two brothers, Joseph and Frank Koelsch; and three sisters, Elizabeth Day, Helen Murphy, and Frieda Albert. Barbara is survived by a son, John J. Hayes and his wife Susan of Easton, Mass.; a daughter, Marie Connerty of Merrimack; four grandchildren, Sara Davidson, Shea Connerty, Kathleen Hayes and John Hayes; two great-grandchildren, William Davidson and Carolyn Davidson; and several nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Rivet Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign an online register book, please visit

Funeral Home

George R. Rivet Funeral Home
425 D.W. Highway P.O. Box 86 Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-5530

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Oct. 30, 2012