Mary Anne Catherine Hayes

mary anne hayes
Mary Anne Catherine Hayes passed away peacefully at home

on July 16th, 2021, surrounded by loving family.

Mary Anne was born in Fargo, ND on September 4, 1931, the

daughter of Thomas Edward and Mary Catherine (Boyle) Ruddy.

Soon thereafter, her family moved to Grand Forks, ND, where her

two brothers were born.

After she completed the Nursing Program at St. Catherine’s

College, Minneapolis, MN, she received her North Dakota RN

certification in September 1954. She was on staff at St. Michael’s

Hospital until receiving a direct commission in the U.S. Navy

Nurse Corps as a Lieutenant, Junior Grade on May 23, 1957.

Following a tour of duty at the U.S. Naval Hospital Portsmouth,

VA, she was promoted to Lieutenant, USNR, and posted to the

Naval Air Station Quonset Point Medical Clinic, in Rhode Island.

She married Lieutenant Michael Francis Hayes, USN, on June

16, 1962, and continued her Naval Service until December 14,

1962. She loved to travel, and Navy life certainly helped. In

addition to taking the family to live in Barcelona, Spain and

Naples, Italy to follow Michael’s ship around the Mediterranean,

she lived in No. Kingston, RI; Carmel and Carmel Valley, CA;

Virginia Beach, VA; U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, MD; Virginia

Beach, VA; Stuttgart, Germany; Fairfax, VA; Carmel Valley, CA;

and finally, Fairfax, VA.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Michael, are her children

and their spouses: Michael Hayes, Jr. and his wife, Anne, of

Bedford, MA; Bridget Gallagher and her husband, Patrick, of

Burke, VA; Catherine Cummins and her husband, Stephen, of

Annapolis, MD. She was a loving grandmother to eleven

grandchildren: Maeve Gallagher-Gilheney, Cormac, Liam, Caitrin,

and Ciara Gallagher; Catherine, Meaghan, and Michael Hayes;

Cecil, Mairead, and Broinninn Cummins, and one greatgrandchild,

Eamon Michael Gallagher. In addition to her parents,

she was predeceased by her brothers, Michael Thomas Ruddy

and Patrick Edward Ruddy.

All are welcome to join the family at a Memorial Visitation on July

27, 2021 at the Money and King Funeral Home, 171 West Maple

Avenue, Vienna, VA. There will be a recitation of the Rosary

during an open-casket viewing at 5:30pm, continued by a closed casket

viewing from 6:00-8:00pm. Please also celebrate Mary

Anne’s life at a Funeral Mass at 11:00am on July 28,2021 at Our

Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA, followed by

a reception at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, City. Interment in

Arlington National Cemetery will be at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Mary Anne in a

special way are asked to donate to:, or

The Human Life Foundation,271 Madison Avenue Room 1005,

New York, New York 10016.

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  1. My heart is heavy; I lost a wonderful friend. However, I am filled with joy when I remember how Mary Anne’s friendship enriched my life and the lives of my family members. She lived her life well. I am glad her suffering is over and she is safely in the arms of God. Rae

  2. I really didn’t know Mary Ann too well. I remember, however, the first time i met her was in her daughter Cassies’s home for the purpose of learning about America Needs Fatima. That was a blessed day and I thank her for bringing that group into my life. It has encouraged me in the daily recitation of the Rosary and I still contribute to the organization. It tells me the kind of person she was. I will pray for her and thank God for being friends with her wonderful daughter and her family

  3. Michael and Family, For 15 years we have enjoyed being around Mary Anne. From the Irish Soda bread for St. Patrick’s Day to her Navy nurse cape for Halloween she has helped make life at Saintsbury memorable. She will be missed. Michael, please take care of yourself now and enjoy your time with the family. Marianne and Irv Smietan

  4. Such beautiful pictures of a life well-lived in the love of family and friends! Our Virginia Beach days are remembered with smiles! A very gracious lady with a sense of humor who made all around her feel included with her infectious laughter! Thinking of all of you , Michael, Mike,Bridget and Cassie at this sad moment! You have a wealth of wonderful memories to remember and cherish!

  5. Our sincere condolences on your loss. Mary Anne had a long and productive life. She travelled the world with her family that we just met in the lovely video. We hope that pleasant memories of Mary Anne will sustain you in your loss. Connie & Larry Leibowitz

  6. Dear Bridget, Sincerest condolences on the passing of your extraordinary mother! In Mantua, I remember her daily behaviors being so steadfast and revealing her deepest beliefs: a love of family, such graciousness to friends, and faith. She has been a steady anchor for us all. Peace and prayers to you, your most honorable father, amazing Mike & Cassie, and your growing and very beautiful family. Peace and prayers, Jackie Summers

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