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Robert E. Hayes Veteran
January 10, 2023


Robert E. Hayes, 88

Dateline: Attleboro, MA

Robert E. Hayes, age 88, most recently of Attleboro, formerly of Mansfield, Norton and Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Marie J. (Powell) Hayes, to whom he was wed on May 25, 1963.

Born in Medford, MA on October 2, 1934, he was a loving son of the late George and Gertrude (Henderson) Hayes.

Bob grew up in the Town of Melrose and was a 1953 graduate of Melrose High School. He furthered his education, graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. During the time of the Vietnam War, he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Following two years of faithful service, he was honorably discharged on September 8, 1960 with the rank of First Lieutenant.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Hayes had been employed for forty-five years as an accountant at the firm of Greene, Rubin, Miller & Pacino in Boston. While residing in Melrose, he was a former City Alderman and at the time the youngest Melrose man to serve in this position. While living in Mansfield, Bob was a communicant of Saint Mary’s Church in Mansfield. He was happiest when spending time in the presence of his adoring family and when younger, he enjoyed skiing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted son Glenn R. Hayes and his wife Michelle of Jericho, Vermont. He was the cherished grandfather of Nicholas Hayes and Jennifer Hayes.He was the dear brother of the late twin George F. Hayes, who is survived by his wife Shirley of Melrose and the late Harold Thomson. He was the loving uncle of Cheryl Hayes and the late Brian F. Hayes.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend his funeral service, along with military honors, on Friday, February 3rd at 11:15 A.M. at The Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, in Bourne.

Those attending the services are requested to arrive at the National Cemetery by 11:00 A.M.

Visiting hours are omitted and due to the limitation of flowers allowed at the National Cemetery, please consider making a donation in Robert’s memory to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main Street, Mansfield.

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Mansfield, MA 02048