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Francis "Mad Dog" Hayes

Born: Tue., Jan. 4, 1949
Died: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 09, 2019
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church-Brandonville

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church-Brandonville

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Francis “Mad Dog” E. Hayes


Francis “Mad Dog” Hayes, 70, of Brandonville passed away early Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.  

Francie was born in the Locust Mountain Hospital on January 4, 1949.

He was the son of the late Doris C. (Ney) and Thomas J. Hayes.  

During his enlistment in the Army, he fought in the Vietnam War where he was the reciepent of 2 Purple Heart Medals.    

He was the widower of his spouse Dorothy “Dot” (Daley) Hayes, RN who passed away in 2014.  

Francie was a member of American Legion Post 616- Sheppton, DAV Chapter 31-Shenandoah, former Brandonville Fire Company and Joseph C Cappella Memorial Home-Port Carbon.

He was of the Christian faith. 

Francie worked as a welder/torch operator for Dorr-Oliver then retiring from Valmont Industries.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, country music and spending time with his family.  

Francie was also preceded in death by; brother Thomas P. Hayes; sister Barbara Bley; brother in law Ronnie Bley; granddaughter Rebecca R. McColl.

Francie is survived by; sister Jeanmarie Hayes and her companion Vincent Guarino, Bronxville NY; step daughter Marie Clark wife of Nelson Jr., Phineyville; step daughter Colleen Fowler wife of Charles “Butch”, Zions Grove; step daughter Caroline McColl wife of Mike, Brandonville; step son Darryl Daley husband of Sheila, Conyngham; sister in law Gloria Hayes, NJ.

Grandchildren: Shawn, Chris, Rianna, Rachael, Katie, Melanie, Stephanie, Brad, Nikki, Megan, Eddie Joe, Ryan, Kyle and Tyler.

Great Grandchildren: Isabelle, Kylie, Jordan, Carter, Julianna, Alex, Charlie, Myah, Ella, Mckenna, Nolan, Matteo, Karah, Hudson and Colton.

Several nieces and nephews.

A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning 9-10AM at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 15 West Park Ave, Ringtown PA 17967.  Services will be held at the church 10AM Thursday morning.

A burial with military honors will take place following services at the Brandonville Union Cemetery. 

The family requests contributions in Francie’s memory to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 15 West Park Ave, Ringtown PA 17967.

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   Posted Sun October 06, 2019
So Sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget that laugh, and how he always would have peanut butter cups in his cooler😂. God bless him. May he be at peace.

Diane Treskolasky
   Posted Tue October 08, 2019
We had many good times with Francie at the Brandonville Fire House and at the Valley Diehards horseshoe tournaments. He spoke his mind when necessary, and sometimes even if it wasn’t necessary but he was a good man, good hearted and he had lots of friends who respected him.
Thank you for your service, Francie. Now it is your time to Rest In Peace.
Have a beer with Frankie for me. Until we meet again!

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