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Helen Pierce Hayes

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hayes, Helen Pierce

Age 74 of Bloomington, died peacefully at home on June 6th in the care of her family.  After a 23 year career at the University of Minnesota, Helen retired the year her son was born so she could devote greater time to family life.  An exceptionally humble woman of inherent kindness, patience, and love for all children, Helen cherished her work and volunteer activities spanning many years at Christ Presbyterian Church, the Church of St. Edward, Pax Christi Catholic Church, Poplar Bridge Elementary, and St. Joseph's Home for Children.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John Hayes, Jr.; parents, Anthony and Melva Pierce.  Surviving Helen are her son Philip Hayes; brother, James (Mary Ann) Pierce; sisters, Michele Pierce, Karyn Pierce, and Patricia (Mark) Potter.  Helen was a treasured wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, niece, aunt, great-aunt, cousin, neighbor,  and friend to many.  Visitation from 5-8  on Wednesday evening, June 14th, at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, and also one hour prior to Mass at the church.  Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 on Thursday morning, June 15th, at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington.  Entombment at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Anthony.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Catholic Charities  St. Joseph's Home for Children. 

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Submitted by William Ash on

To Helen's son Phil,
I, Ann Barron, and all the members of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society--just one of many non-profits Phil so generously assists, in our case as Board Treasurer--send our sincerest condolences to Phil and all members of the extended family upon hearing this news. We will indeed send a memorial contribution to St.Joseph's. You are in our thoughts.

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