Eleanor Mulligan Hayes of Kennett Square
Eleanor Mulligan Hayes, age 89, passed away on November 16, 2016, at Crosslands Retirement Community.
She was the wife of Louis Thomas Hayes, with whom she shared 69 years of marriage.
Born in Attleboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eleanor Carey Mulligan.
She attended Tufts University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Secondary Teacher certification. While at Tufts, she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and the Pen, Paint, and Pretzel theater group. As a cheerleader, she was in the first group of women allowed into the Yale Bowl. After college, she was active with the Connecticut AAUW. She later received her Elementary Teaching certification from West Chester University, and she had a successful career in real estate as a Weichert Realtors national top 10% sales agent.
She enjoyed reading, knitting, sewing, and spending time at the Rhode Island coast and the Chesapeake Bay.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Peter Hayes of Unionville, PA and Jonathan Hayes and his wife Nancy of Downingtown, PA; one daughter, Louisa Leipold and her husband Bob of Kennett Square, PA; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Hayes was predeceased by one brother, James Mulligan.
Her service and burial will be held privately. Contributions may be made in her memory to the educational institution of the donor’s choosing.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www. griecocares.com.
Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.