Carol Sunday Hayes, 55, of Wawarsing, NY, died Tuesday afternoon October 9, 2012, after a long illness. Her husband of 28 years, Charles E. Hayes, was at her side. During her final days both Carol and “Charlie” received kind, compassionate and understanding care from the staff of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.
Born in Port Washington, NY on November 4, 1956 to the late Dr. Elgie K. Johnson and the late Joyce (Wilson) Johnson, Carol was their sixth and youngest child, and is survived by all her siblings; Edward Johnson and his wife Janice and their children Eddie and Carla and Carla’s son Dylan. Raymond Johnson and his wife Michelle and their daughter Meredith, Carol was predeceased by Raymond’s son Michael. Richard Johnson and his wife Louise and their children Elizabeth and David. Kathryn (Johnson) Szymanski and her husband Richard and their children Kristen and Stephen. Robert Johnson and his wife Monica and their children Ian and Phillip. Carol is also survived her children, daughter Kathryn and son Ross.
Carol Moved to New Paltz, NY in the mid-1970’s, to attend SUNY New Paltz, Receiving a BS in Archeology, and later, as a returning student, she earned an Associates Degree in Nursing at Ulster County Community College in 1984. While attending UCCC she met her future husband, and they married just prior to graduation.
Carol was a dedicated and devoted wife, mother and nurse, and most of all enjoyed herself when surrounded by family and friends. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Shawangunk Garden Club. She was a member of the Ellenville Reformed Church, playing an active role in the thrift shop and food pantry. She was always eager to help those in need. She was a long-time friend of Bill W.
Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of the life of Carol S. Hayes at the Ellenville Reformed Church, 150 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY on Saturday, November 3rd at 3pm.