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Anita Mae Hayes


Anita Mae Hayes

Gouverneur – Anita Mae Hayes, 85, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Gouverneur Hospital.

Memorial donations in Anita’s memory can be made to the Gouverneur Vol. Rescue Squad, PO Box 164, Gouverneur, NY 13642.

Anita was born in Ogdensburg on May 30, 1932, the daughter of William and Genevieve Kio Papineau.

She graduated from Gouverneur High School and lived most of her life around Gouverneur and in South Carolina.

Anita married James Edward Hayes in 1975. Mr. Hayes, a retired Army veteran, passed away in 1986. Anita was previously married to Hilton LaBow.

She worked at Howard Johnson’s Hotel in Watertown as well as South Carolina. Anita also worked at Shoney’s and a German restaurant in South Carolina and the Roma Restaurant in Gouverneur.

Anita was a member of the Gouverneur American Legion, the Gouverneur VFW, and the Red Hats. She enjoyed bowling, creating water color paintings, collecting hats, watching old movies, and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her chidren Richard and Susan LaBow of Richville, George and Connie LaBow of Elmdale, Linda Killmier of Oregon, Joe and Barbara LaBow of Hailesboro, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Anita is predeceased by her parents, her husband, brothers William “Bill” Papineau, Richard Papineau, James, Robert, and David who died in infancy, sisters Irene Papineau, Lucille Richardson, June Shattuck, Genevieve Young, and Rita Absalon, and a granddaughter Jeri Lynn (LaBow) Love.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 2nd from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Fr. Shane Lynch, pastor of St. James Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Florence National Cemetery in South Carolina.

Source: Watertown Daily Times Obituaries
Anita Mae Hayes