Mary C. Hayes

Mary C. Hayes, 95, of Fond du Lac, formerly of Eden, passed away Wednesday March. 26, 2008 at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac with her family gathered around her.

She was born on May 7, 1912 in Eden, the daughter of the late George H. and Nora (Mohaney) Flood, and on June 1, 1946, she married John E. Hayes at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eden.

He preceded her in death on July 15, 1992.

Mary was a 1930 graduate of St. Mary’s Springs Academy. She graduated from Fond du Lac County Normal School in 1931 and Marian College in 1965.

Mary taught in the Fond du Lac rural schools for 35 years and was a past president of the Fond du Lac Teachers’ Association and the Retired Teachers of Wisconsin Teachers’ Association.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eden, its Altar Society and was the organist and choir director from 1930 until 1943.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church in Eden.

Survivors include her four sons, Gene (Kathy) of West Bend, James J. of West Bend, Joseph (Sherrie) of Fond du Lac and Jack (Carol) of Verona; nine grandchildren, Kelly (Stephen) Diedrich, Megan (Brady) Forrestal, Erin (Bill) Kenneally, Molly (Andy) Ceelan, Matthew, Sean, Kevin, Katie and Ryan; three great-grandchildren, Dawson and Nora Diedrich and Jana Forrestal and two more expected shortly; one brother, Frank Flood; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and two brothers, George P. and James P. Flood.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday March 29, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Francis Chapel, 33 Everett St., Fond du Lac.

Rev. Joseph Wolf will officiate and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Eden.

Visitation will be at the chapel on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of Mass

Memorials are appreciated.

The Twohig Funeral Home, Fond du Lac is assisting the family.