John B. Hayes, Jr., 74

Apr 24, 2023

MATTAPOISETT - After fighting a long battle with many illnesses, this mild-mannered, loving man, John B. Hayes, Jr, at age 74, succumbed to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome on April 17, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. while surrounded by his loving family.  He was the son of the late John and Muriel Hayes and predeceased by his sister Mary Cloutier, 

and his brothers Peter Hayes, Joe Hayes, and Eddie Hayes. 

He was born in Taunton and lived in Wareham and Mattapoisett for many years. 

John loved from his heart. His vibrant personality touched everyone. John was a man of many talents, but he loved his membership in IUOE Local 4. His Local 4 brothers said he was a pleasure to work with because he made light of every difficult situation. 

His passion for physical fitness led him to walking, running and biking all of his life. 

John was passionate about his religion and was a member of St Anthony’s Catholic Church Mattapoisett.  John enjoyed his membership in the Mattapoisett Lions Club. 

John adored his large family, leaving behind his Beloved Wife of 32 years, Connie. His Daughters, Kimberly Hayes and Pat Schober of Taunton; Son Jeffrey Hayes of Boston. 

Sister Anne and Brother-In-Law John Haggerty of Taunton; His many nieces and nephews. 

His extended family Patricia, Kristen, Aaron, the 9 Grandchildren & 3 Great Grandchildren. 

A Funeral Mass will be held on April 29, 2023 at 10:00 St. Patrick’s Church 94 High Street, Wareham.  Interment will follow in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Tihonet Rd., Wareham.

A Celebration of Life will follow at the Kilburn Mill at Clarks Cove, 127 W Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford, receiving hours from 1-5. Please join us in this celebration for John. 

The family would also like to thank the staff at Tobey Hospital’s ICU for their incredible care.  Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.