Teresa Rose (Kovalosky) Hayes

Poultney- Teresa Rose (Kovalosky) Hayes, 94 of Poultney, VT passed away peacefully in her home on Friday December 31, 2021.

She was born on November 3, 1927, on the Clark Hollow homestead in East Poultney, VT. She was the daughter of Jacob Kovalosky of Warsaw, Poland, and Anna Zovistowski of Hampton NY.

She was a graduate of Poultney High School in1946. She graduated from Rutland Hospital School of Nursing in 1949.  Her nursing career spanned over six decades.  Upon retiring from nursing, she worked part-time to keep busy.

Teresa was an exceptional mother.  She was a talented oil painter, and her family enjoys her work to this day.  Her pastimes include reading, journaling, and crafting.

She married Ned N. Hayes of Poultney, VT in 1951 at St. Raphael’s Church in Poultney.  A Polish wedding reception was held at the homestead in East Poultney.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by 3 sisters and their husbands Rita Parrott (Elmer), Anna Parrott (James), and Katherine Matte (Bruno).  A special nieces Bonnie Jean (Parrott) Davis also predeceased her.

Survivors include her children Sue Hayes Rehm (Mitchel) of Lake George, NY; John Hayes (Chris) of Poultney, her sister Agnes M Kovalosky of Poultney; grandchildren, Melissa (Rehm) Kingsley of Granville, and Maria (Rehm) Stanclift of Queensbury, NY and great grandchildren, Julian Kingslesy and Gabriel Therrien; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Steven Scarmozzino on Wednesday January 5, 2022, at St. Raphael’s Church in Poultney.  Burial will be in the Springtime in St. Raphael’s Cemetery

Arrangements are with the Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven.