Bernice E. "Bunny" (Hill) Hayes
Bernice "Bunny" E. (Hill) Hayes, 86, formerly of Elkins, NH, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH. She was born in Sutton Mills, NH on April 7, 1930 the daughter of Willis W. and Florence (Partridge) Hill. Bunny graduated from New London High School in 1948. She worked at the New London Inn and for many years had been employed by the Kearsarge Telephone Co. as a telephone operator and customer service representative retiring in 1993. She lived in Elkins since 1951. Bunny was a member of the Wilmot Flat Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Time with her grandchildren brought her special joy and she also liked to play horseshoes and read. Poetry was a favorite, doing puzzles and enjoying milk chocolate. Her husband, William R. Hayes, died in 2006. She is also predeceased by siblings, Willis William, Robert, Charles, Elizabeth, Dorothy, George and Florence. Members of her family surviving include five children; William R. Hayes, Jr. and his partner, Lindsay White, Mary Chin and her husband, James, Bette Hayes, Jeanne Doran and her husband, James "Scott" and Jayne Rayno; 13 grandchildren, Vanessa, Candace, Benjamin, David, Jesse, Daniel, Jacquelyn, Colin, Todd, Dustin, Jonathan, Katelyn and Sarah; 14 great grandchildren, Aaron, Lexus, Sofia, Trisha, Selah, Liam, Maia, Reed, Branson, Lilyanah, Lyla, Coraline, Logan and Mason; a brother, James Hill; a sister, Mary Carr; nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. and a service will follow at the funeral home at 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.
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