William M Hayes

William M Hayes

Suffolk, VA
03.02.1931 - 08.25.2018
Manhattan, NY
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William Mitchell Hayes, 87, passed away on August 25, 2018. He was the son of Margaret and William F. Hayes and was born and raised in Manhattan, NY. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Anne Marie Hayes and his sister Maureen Reinhard. The majority of his married life was spent raising his family in McLean, Virginia.

William was a U.S. Marine Veteran who served two tours of duty during the Korean Conflict as an Intelligence Officer. He remained in active reserve for 17 years until he resigned his Captain’s Commission. In civilian life he became a Special Agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence. In 1961, he joined Haloid Xerox where he worked for 26 years and retired in 1987. He later moved to Suffolk, VA.

He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Presentation Catholic Church in Suffolk, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Korean War Veterans, The American Legion, The Knights of Columbus, The First Marine Division Association, The Disabled American Veterans, and The DAVAuxillary Unit 17. William is an alumnus of Fordham University.

William is survived by his sons William J. Hayes of Richmond, VA and Michael Hayes and wife Dawn of Sterling, VA; daughter, Jacqueline Mignella and husband Robert of Bridgewater, NJ; brother, Robert Edward Hayes of West Palm Beach, FL; grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew Mignella and Megan and Christina Hayes and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Thursday August 30, 2018 at St. Mary’s of the Presentation Catholic Church, 202 N. Broad St. Suffolk, VA by Father Emmanuel Mensah. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Memorial Doantions may be made in the name of William Hayes to: The Virginia Home, 1101 Hampton St., Richmond, VA 23220. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.

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St. Mary's of the Presentation Catholic Church
202 N. Broad St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners RD
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Jackie and family I am so very sorry for your loss .... it is heartbreaking... what a wonderful life he lived....

Lauren Carmody

To the family of William

He was a kind and loved his family. He will be dearly missed

Karen Samuels.

Karen Samuels

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