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PLAISTOW, NH - Shirley A. (Stone) Hayes, 83, longtime resident of Plaistow, N.H., passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Shirley was born on April 9, 1934, in Haverhill, Mass., to Hudson and Madeline (Mears) Stone. As a child, she lived mostly in Newton, Mass., and Haverhill, Mass., and was a 1951 graduate of Haverhill High School. Shirley's fondest childhood memory was spending summers at the family cottage on Country Pond, Newton, N.H. While living in Boston, Shirley met Ronald Hayes and they married in August 1959.
Shirley was employed in the insurance industry for over 40 years and retired from Insurance Solutions in Plaistow, N.H. Shirley had many happy memories of summers at Ossipee Lake, N.H., where her family camped for over 30 years. She particularly enjoyed holiday gatherings with family and most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved watching her grandchildren participate in sports.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Ron Hayes of Plaistow, N.H.; her son, Ken Hayes; daughter-in-law, Lisa (Franklin) Hayes; grandsons, Spencer and Ryder Hayes of Lyme, N.H.; son, Greg Hayes; daughter-in-law, PattiJo (MacGregor) Hayes; and grandchildren, Dan and Lauren Hayes of Plaistow, N.H. She is also survived by her sister, Donna (Kimball) Hurst of Plaistow, N.H.; sister, Janet Lavender and her husband, Raymond of Danvers, Mass.; and by many close nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services are private for the family and burial will take place in Plaistow Cemetery, Plaistow, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, https://www.alz.org.
The Carrier Family Funeral Home, 38 Range Road, Windham, NH, has care of Shirley's arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.carrierfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 23, 2018
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