Mary Ellen Hayes
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Hayes, Mary Ellen

(nee Brennan), passed into Eternal Life July 19, 2020, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved daughter of the late Helen (nee McNamee) and John Brennan. Dear mother of Timothy (Maureen), Ellen (Gene) Nelke, Patrick and John Hayes. Loving "Nana" to Brian (Allison) and Matthew Nelke. Dear cousin and friend to many.

Mary Ellen was a 1956 graduate of DeAndreis High School, creator of "Nana's Irish Gifts", and retired Executive Assistant of the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District.

Services: Mary Ellen donated her body to Saint Louis University School of Medicine. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1424 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303.

Contributions in memory of Mary Ellen may be sent to The Family Center, 705 Summit Ave., East St. Louis, IL 62201.

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Published in Post - Dispatch on Aug. 2, 2020.
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September 4, 2020
Mollie McGeehon---that is a beautiful memory and tribute. Thank you for sharing that.
John Hayes
August 17, 2020
Mary Ellen Hayes came to the rescue for a single mother of an infant and four year old 22 years ago. She dropped everything and showed up on my doorstep in Florida right when she was needed. She had a wonderful mix of kindness and grit that made a bad situation fun. Mary Ellen will always be my hero. I consider her the patron saint of this single mom. May she rest in peace.
Mollie McGeehon
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