Robert M. Hayes “Bob”, beloved husband of Kathleen (McNamara) Hayes, passed away on Friday, January 7th, 2022. Born in Boston, he is the son of the late Francis J. and Ellen (Hanley) Hayes.
Bob grew up in Brookline and was a graduate of Brookline High School. He then attended and earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Suffolk University. For many years, Bob worked as a hospital administrator at the Malden Hospital. He was a member and past president and district governor of the Lions Club International. Bob was an avid golfer and spent many great times with his friends from the golf course. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, step father and uncle, who will truly be missed by his family and many friends.
In addition to being the husband of 30 years to Kathleen, he is the devoted father of Lisa Hayes of Melrose, Robert Hayes and his wife Michelle of Burlington and Brian Hayes and his wife Judi of Melrose. Loving Stepfather of Michael Zizza and his significant other Nellie Palau of Brookline and Stephen Zizza of Peabody. Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Tyler and Jake Figenbaum, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and Katie Hayes and Kyle and Anna Hayes. Step Grandfather of Daniel, Christian and Sydney Zizza and beloved great grandfather of Mason White. Loving brother of Gerard Hayes and his wife Christina of Brookline, Noreen Leary and her husband David of Burlington and the late Frank Hayes of Brookline. Robert also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 14th, 2022 at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St., North Reading at 10:30am. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There are no visiting hours and interment. The church will be live streaming Bob's Funeral Mass at St. Theresa website https://www.sttheresanreading.org.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bob’s Memory to the District 33 Lions Club or the American Cancer Society.
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