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Hayes, John J.

John Joseph Hayes, AKA Welfed, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2023 at the age of 63 with his children by his side. John was a long time resident of Bellingham, Massachusetts. John was born November 18, 1959 in Boston Massachusetts, the son of John Christopher and Mary Theresa (O’Malley) Hayes, immigrants from Ireland. John is survived by his three children and their spouses, Priscilla and Graham Barkson, Nicole and Kristopher Cook, his favorite son, John Hayes; and his beloved ex wife Sandra (Aguirre) Hayes.  He is also survived by his loving and caring mom, Mary Teresa (O’Malley) Hayes. He was the son of the late John Christopher Hayes. John was cherished by his amazing sisters, Marie O’Sullivan, Eileen Michaud, Ann Cronin, Margaret Feyler, and favorite brother Patrick Hayes. He was a loving Grandfather to John Hayes, Amelia & Abigail Barkson, James and Sloane Cook, and Adalyn Hayes. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and was the uncle of the late, Thomas Christopher Michaud. Along with his immediate family, John leaves behind an incredible extended family and many many friends.

During his time here, he found a way into everyone’s heart. John always had a smile on his face, was always cracking jokes even after losing his voice, and wherever music was playing you’d see him dancing. He loved his sports especially Sunday football during which he did not want to be disturbed! He was also known for random deliveries of his famous homemade lasagna. John was well-known throughout the local 223 laborers community after dedicating over 27 years of hard work.

The Hayes family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to long-time family friends Linda and George O’Grady and all the health care workers.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 5th 2023 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High St, Westwood, Ma. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home Monday at 10 am and proceed with us to St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High St., Westwood for his funeral mass at 11 o clock. Interment in New Westwood Cemetery. A Celebration of John’s life will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 572 Nichols St, Norwood Ma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to Lary Speakeasy foundation. Lary Speakeasy Inc. c/o Steven Cooper 9401 Woodington Dr, Potomac, Md 20854

Guestbook Entries

  1. Tom and Kathy Glennon
    March 2nd, 2023 | 8:35 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Many thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

  2. Maureen E. Daly
    March 3rd, 2023 | 9:45 am

    John was a good and kind man with a heart of gold. Anyone who was lucky enough to know John was truly blessed. He was a handsome Irishman and loved by all. God bless you John.

  3. Nadine Marlowe
    March 3rd, 2023 | 4:02 pm

    I was so sad to hear that John passed away. He wrote me a beautiful note when my mother died many many years ago. I hope your family finds comfort in each other’s company and loving memories.

  4. Kevin & Carol Brown
    March 5th, 2023 | 12:54 pm

    So very sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. Lewis Goodwin
    March 5th, 2023 | 12:56 pm

    John is a great man. Will be sadly missed by all. Hugs and loves to everyone.

  6. March 6th, 2023 | 5:57 am

    Murph and I are so sad to hear John has passed. John, his family and the whole Hayes family are in our thoughts and prayers. We both have so many memories of good times we had together. May he rest in peace. With our deepest sympathies Paul and Laura Murphy

  7. March 6th, 2023 | 6:04 am

    We are very sad to hear of John’s passing. We have so many memories of good times spent with John. Wr have John’s children and grandchildren and the whole Hayes family in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️❤️

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