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IPSWICH - Mr. Gerry Hayes, 74, of Ipswich, previously of Danvers, loving husband of Vicky (Macaulay) Hayes, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2018, after a long illness.
Born in Danvers, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Maerena (Cormier) Hayes. He was raised and educated in Danvers, and a class of 1962 graduate of Holten High School, in Danvers.
Gerry was a skilled machinist, working for various companies. He was a lifelong automobile enthusiast, and auto mechanic. He was an accomplished student of photography, and was a student and friend of the late jazz guitarist Douglas Cloyd of Salem. He enjoyed entertaining his friends and family with his guitar playing, and his good sense of humor. Gerry was a Communicant of St. Adelaide Church in Peabody, along with his wife and numerous friends. He was always active in engaging others in the Catholic faith. He was a lifelong and outspoken advocate of political and religious conservatism, and a longtime member of the John Birch Society.
Surviving Gerry is his wife Vicky Hayes, of Ipswich; and his son, William Hayes, and his wife, Lisa, of Woonsocket, R.I., and their three sons, Michael, Christopher, and John. Gerry is also survived by four of his brothers, Malcolm Jr. (Mickey), of Epping, N.H., Gregory, of Danvers, Robert (Bob), of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Richard, of Danvers. Gerry is predeceased by his oldest brother, William A. Hayes, of Gloucester, (previously from Danvers).
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be held at St. Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, on Thursday, February 22, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visitation, at the church, prior to Mass from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Route 62) Danvers. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on February 19, 2018
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