OBITUARY: Edward J. Hayes, 80

NORTH ANDOVER, MA — Edward J. Hayes, 80, a long time resident of North Andover, Mass., and Seabrook Beach, NH died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Hayes was born in Lawrence, Mass., the son of the late George E Hayes, former Lawrence City Treasurer and Alice Morrissey Hayes, and brother of the late Barbara A. Hayes. His survivors include his wife, Kathleen Twomey Hayes, his daughters Julie Hayes Bresnahan and her husband Jack of South Hadley, Mass., Rebecca Hayes and her husband, James A Pappas, Jr., of South Boston, Mass., and Ellen Hayes and her husband, Anuj Ralhan, of San Francisco, California: his grandchildren, Theodore Arthur Pappas, and Anna Hayes Ralhan, three step grandsons, Dan, Scott, and TJ Bresnahan: dear sister and brother-in-law Anne Twomey Hubbard and Kenneth W. Hubbard: a niece Kristen Hubbard Artínano and her husband Javier: grand niece Sarah and, grand nephew Max: sister-in-law, Marylee Houle Twomey: two nephews, Duffy Twomey and his wife Kate Van Orden, and Michael L. Twomey: dear cousin Maryann J. Barraclough, and many wonderful friends.

A Lawrence native and longtime resident of North Andover, and parishioner of St. Michael’s Parish, Ed was born on December 25, 1937. Educated in the Lawrence Public Schools, graduated Great Distinction from Lawrence High with the class of 1955, a Perkins Prize recipient, Sports Editor of the Lawrencian, and always spoke of his four years at Lawrence High School with great fondness and appreciation. He was an alumnus of Boston College with the class of 1959. Ed served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years and began his insurance career with Liberty Mutual in Andover, Mass. as a Claims Adjuster, and then moved to business sales in Boston. He held the position of Business Sales Manager in Lexington, and then joined the Cornelius J. McCarthy Insurance Agency in Wilmington, Mass. and retired as a Vice President in Business Sales.

Ed was a Eucharist Minister at St. Michael’s Parish, a communicant at St. Elizabeth’s Church at Seabrook Beach, and a parishioner at St. Ann’s Parish in Naples, Florida. He served as President of the Arbor Lakes Condominium Association at Naples Heritage Golf and Country Club, enjoying treasured friends and many rounds of golf. He participated in many of his children’s activities: serving as treasurer for Family Kindergarten in North Andover and volunteering at the Brooks Summer Tennis and Swim Club. He was a tennis partner to each of his daughters as they learned and played over the years at North Andover High School, Brooks, Cedardale, and Old Colony. He enjoyed his own singles matches with best friend and brother-in-law, Ken for over 20 years. Ed loved his home on Brentwood Circle, as well as Seabrook Beach and was grateful for all our dear friends for over 40 years. He loved jazz music, movies, Boston College Football, the Boston Bruins, the Red Sox, Patriots, and was a member of the Friends of Northeastern Hockey, the 2018 Beanpot Tournament Champions. The love of his life was Kathleen, married 54 years this July 2018. The joy of his life came to be his two beautiful grandchildren, Theo and Anna.

Ed and his family are grateful for the care and kindness shown to him by the Hematology, Nursing, and Medical Staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. May he Rest in Peace.

Visiting Hours: In lieu flowers, the family suggests a donation in Ed’s name to: St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Michael’s Parish, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845 Or St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Elizabeth and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.

Calling hours are on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, NORTH ANDOVER, MA. Funeral Mass will be on Friday April 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM St. Michael’s Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA.

Edward J. Hayes
Edward J. Hayes

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Conte Funeral Home.)

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