PRESQUE ISLE - Audrey M. HAYES, 96, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, Jan. 25, 2013. She was born Sept. 9, 1916, in Presque Isle, the daughter of James and Mamie (Stairs) Hawksley.
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She was a graduate of Presque Isle High School and Normal School in Presque Isle. Audrey taught two years, had a nursery school in her home "Ding Dong School, was an excellent home maker and cook. She and her husband, Frank traveled together in Europe, and enjoyed their winters in Florida. Audrey was a member of Presque Isle Congregational Church, Presque Isle, the Eastern Star and Presque Isle Country Club.
She is survived by her niece, Molly Miller of West Yarmouth, Mass.; a nephew, Galen Johnson Jr. of California; a niece, Mary Ellen Schrengost of Denver; several great-nieces and great-nephews and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews and close friends, Sandy Gauvin, Gary and Lorna Hughes, all of Presque Isle. Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Frank Hayes; her son, James F.; a brother, Adelbert Hawksley; three sisters, Ruby Canders, Winifred Murphy and Arlene Johnson; and a niece, JoAnne Johnson.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Presque Isle Congregational Church. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 5, 2013