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Kathleen E. Hayes

Kathleen E. Hayes “Kittie” 90, passed away January 5, 2020 at the Masonic Home of Florida, St. Petersburg. She was born on July 29, 1929 in Erwin, Tennessee.  Kittie is predeceased by her husband Harold R. Hayes (“USN Retired”).  They were married for 65 years.

She is survived by her children, Richard L. Hayes, Judy Hayes Rivais (Joe) and Ronald E. Hayes (Joan Pennington); her grandchildren, Ronald E. Hayes, Jr. (Amy), Tammy Hayes, Jason Hayes (Erika) and Kelly Hayes; her eight great grandchildren, Autumn, Kyle, Tanner, Chase, Kylie, Keaton, Ilah and Baylen.  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Hazel Hayes and Clara Haye, Gastonia NC and several nieces and nephews.

Kittie was very active in the Bethlehem Chapter of the Eastern Star for over 40 years, where she served as Worthy Matron.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loved by many.

A graveside service will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL 33708, Friday, January 31, 2020, at 10:30am . The family will also hold a memorial service at the Masonic Home of Florida on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Masonic Home of Florida, 3201 First Street NE St. Petersburg, Florida 33704, or Suncoast Hospice-Empath Health.

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  • Ronald Hayes Jr. says:

    Dear Grandma
    We all new that this day would finally come, but for me and you, we know this is not the end, we will meet up again. Until that day comes, I will forever hold you and the memories we shared in my heart. I love you Grandma!!!
    Your Grandson

  • Gloria DiTomasso says:

    In moving to CWB a quarter century ago, I had no idea I would meet a great friend for life—your daughter. She and Joe welcomed us with that famous Southern Hospitality (taught by you, no doubt). Through Judy, I met you and Harold and then Larry. To my delight, we all instantly bonded. I could always feel the love in your presence.

    When it was time to return to Pa., your affection accompanied me. I will always feel like I’m a part of the Hayes family.

    Love you, Kittie. Give Harold a big hug from me. You both will remain in my heart forever.

    Your loving friend and “honorary” daughter, Gloria

  • Judy Rivais says:

    Mother, I miss you everyday. You were a loving and wonderful mother to Larry, Ronnie and I. You will be forever in my heart.

    I love you.


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