Marilyn Hayes, 89

Mar 06, 2018

Marilyn A. (White) Hayes, 89, of Wareham, formerly of Worcester, died March 4 in Tobey Hospital. She was the wife of the late Johnny W. Hayes and the daughter of the late Edwin and Isabelle (Snelling) White. Her first husband, John P. Simkonis died in 1991.

She was born in Manchester, New Hampshire and lived in Barnard, Vermont and then in Worcester for many years before moving to Wareham in 1993.

Mrs. Hayes worked as a telephone operator for Mass Rehab for many years. Previously she worked for Norton Company in Worcester.

Survivors include her daughter, Paula Studer of East Derry, New Hampshire; two sons, Ralph Simkonis of Worcester and Paul Simkonis of Orangeburg, Florida; two stepsons, James W. Hayes of Leicester, and Mark Hayes of Florida; two stepdaughters, Jacqueline Rogean of Marsons Mills and Sharon Hayes of Lee; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Her funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.

Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham. For more information and online guestbook, visit:

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