Eunice M. (Kenyon) Hayes, 88, of Rochester passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Tobey Hospital, in Wareham, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late John F. Hayes, Jr.
Born and raised in New Bedford, the daughter of the late William Kenyon and Edith (Watson) Kenyon Crompton, she settled in Rochester in 1956. She was a member of the Rochester Congregational Church.
Eunice was a home maker and very involved in her families activities as a Cub Scout Leader, as well as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed camping with the Wampanoag Group and bowling with the Mattapoisett Jolly Seniors League with her husband. Most recently she enjoyed BINGO at the Rochester Senior Center.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy H. Mills and her husband Gary of Rochester; a son, John R. Hayes of Eugene, Oregon; a sister, Dorothy Garlington of New Bedford; five grandchildren, Emma Higley and her husband Scott of Oregon, Greg Mills and his wife Stasha of Marion, Shane Mills and his wife Sara of Fairhaven, Johnanne Eilertsen and her husband Brett of Rochester and Thomas Mills of Rochester; 10 great grandchildren, Carson, Shelby, Liberty, Colin, Cali, Brady, Chase, Vivian, John Haakon & Timothy; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hayes was the sister of the late Walter Kenyon and Edith Kelly Barriteau.
In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and a private service and interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.
Memorial donations may be made in Eunice’s name to the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Ln., Rochester, MA 02770.