Teresa Rose (Kovalosky) Hayes

Poultney, Vermont – Teresa Rose (Kovalosky) Hayes, 94, of Poultney, Vermont, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1927, on the Clark Hollow homestead in East Poultney, Vermont. She was the daughter of Jacob Kovalosky of Warsaw, Poland, and Anna Zovistowski of Hampton, New York.

She was a graduate of Poultney High School in 1946. She graduated from Rutland Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. Her nursing career spanned more than 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 included reading, journaling and crafting.

She married Ned N. Hayes of Poultney 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 three sisters and their husbands Rita Parrott (Elmer), Anna Parrott (James) and Katherine Matte (Bruno). A special niece Bonnie Jean (Parrott) Davis also predeceased her.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Steven Scarmozzino on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 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, Vermont.