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Hayes, Barbara A.

Barbara Anne (Barnard) Hayes, a resident of Westwood for over 60 years, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Countryside Healthcare of Milford.  She was 85.  Barbara was born September 26, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, a daughter of Edward L. and Elfie O. (Gray) Barnard.  She grew up in Jamaica Plain and graduated from Girls Latin School, and from Chandler Secretarial School.  Barbara worked as a secretary for several doctors at the Faulkner Hospital and then worked for 29 years as a tutor at the Martha Jones School and the Thurston Junior High School in Westwood.  She was a member of the Westwood Retired Teachers Association, the Westwood Women’s Club, the Westwood Garden Club and the Westwood Historical Society.  Barbara also volunteered for many years at Glad Rags in Westwood.  She was the wife of the late Donald L. Hayes who predeceased her in 2001, and is survived by her daughter, Wendy L. Jenkins, and her husband Gordon, of Franklin; her son, Scott D. Hayes, and his wife Monique, of Naples, Maine; her sister, Martha Poole, and her husband Douglas, of Kennebunk, Maine; her six grandchildren, Brett, Travis and Eric Jenkins, Derek and Brittany Hayes, and Sarah Ficco; and her two great grandchildren, Aaron Ficco and Myles Jenkins.  Private interment was in New Westwood Cemetery.  A Service of Celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 am at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High St., Westwood.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Animal Rescue League, 55 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026 or to the  MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), 3815 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 would be appreciated.  Barbara’s family would like to express their deep appreciation to her caretakers in the Smith Wing at Countryside Healthcare of Milford

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy folan
    January 20th, 2018 | 12:11 pm

    Scott and Monique.
    So sorry to hear about Barbara. She was such a nice woman and I was so happy to reconnect with her in my office. It was always so nice to hear about your family through her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know she will be missed dearly. I will miss her too not to many patients are special, but she was!!!

  2. Jean Elinor Stovold
    January 22nd, 2018 | 4:03 pm

    Martha, Wendy, Scott.
    I sent a rather long message to Boston Globe guest book .Rather than repeat what you may have already read but not
    realizing that the two books are separate I can only say
    how sad I am about Barbie. As you know, we went back to
    elementary school days and our friendship has continued.
    I will miss our lunch dates ‘though they were few and realize that I am the last one of our group of six. Please let me
    know of memorial service. Thoughts and prayers to you and
    your families. Do not have phone #s, street addresses or
    email contacts for you but would like to hear from you.
    Jean (Swaine) Lane Stovold 824 Bogie Venice, FL.34285

  3. Karolyn Brown
    April 4th, 2018 | 1:24 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I was fortunate enough to get to know her through her work with special needs children when we both worked at the middle school. The kids were so lucky to have her.

  4. Ed & MarJorie DiMartino
    April 6th, 2018 | 6:47 pm

    Scott, Your mom was such an amazing lady. So enjoyable to be with.
    She will be missed by many.

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