Date of Birth March 16, 1931
Date Deceased June 17, 2022
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.

Amelia M. Hayes

HORNELL-Amelia M. Hayes, 91, passed away peacefully Friday morning (June 17, 2022) at her home on Hartshorn Street.

Born in New Milford, PA on March 16, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Emma (Clapper) Liebig. In 1949 she was married at St. John’s Church in Susquehanna, PA to Thomas J. Hayes, who predeceased her on Sept. 28, 1998, after 48 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by two sons, Martin Hayes and James Hayes; and her brother, Paul L. “Jack” Liebig.

A graduate of Susquehanna High School, Amelia has resided in Hornell since 1949. She was employed at the former Big N in Hornell and at the age of 50 she attended Alfred State College and received her RN. She was employed as a registered nurse at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell for about 10 years, retiring in 1991.

Amelia enjoyed spending time reading, listening to music and oil painting, especially sceneries. She was a long-time member of the Institute of Devine Metaphysical Research Organization founded by Dr. Henry C. Kinley.

She is lovingly survived by three daughters, Mary Agnes Hayes of Hornell, Margaret (Bill) Hawkins of Pittsburgh, PA and Amelia “Amy” Hayes of Banning, CA; eight sons, Thomas W. (Geri) Hayes of Harrisburg, PA, Patrick (Ginnie) Hayes of Mechanicsburg, PA, Paul Hayes of Los Angeles, CA, William Hayes of Hornell, Joseph Hayes and John Hayes both Binghamton, NY, Anthony Hayes of Fort Lawn, SC and Matthew Hayes of Rochester, NY; also five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Thursday (June 23, 2022) at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell. To honor her wishes there will be no funeral service. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Hornell Family YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Amelia’s family with the arrangements.

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4 Responses

  1. I was very fond of Dr. Amelia Hays. She was always smiling and generally seem very happy. Most of the time when we seen each other it was a given that we were going to hug each other. I am going to miss my hugs. Louis Birden

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother She was and amazing woman, I was just thinking about her and the good times we had at big N. I worked with her in 1971 and 1972 I was very young and she definitely imparted A lot of wisdom to me which I have carried all of my life Sincerely, Chris ODell Wellington

  3. To Amelia’s family, I send sincere sympathy; wishing you peace and comfort at this time. I’ve known Amelia for 34 yrs as a neighbor, a friend and fellow student of biblestudy. I cleaned house for her occasionally years ago, and her home was full of her beautiful paintings or hand tatted doilies, plants that she tended, wonderful smells of home cooked foods and lots of pictures of her big beautiful family. She had a gift to create and a gift to take care of others. It was a pleasure to know her. My heart goes out to her entire family. May you find comfort in each other and the wonderful memories you share. Love to all of you. Traci

  4. Condolences to Paul my HHS classmate.
    I have very fond memories of May. She was a great nurse and a kind compassionate woman.
    I always enjoyed her dry sense of humor as well.
    Eternal rest grant unto her and May her soul Rest In Peace

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