Obituary: Gwendolyn A. Hayes, Retired Clerk in Controller’s Office

Gwendolyn A. Hayes, 80, of Florence, a retired clerk III in the Controller’s Office, died Oct. 3 in Northampton after a long struggle with cancer.

Born in FitzWilliam, N.H., she grew up in Orange, where she attended high school.

She retired from the Controller’s Office in 1995 after 31 years of campus service.

She leaves her husband, Charles J. Hayes, her son, State Police Lt. William C. Blackmer Jr. of North Adams, a daughter, Diane Blackmer Levine of Greenfield, a stepson, Edward Hayes of Holliston, a stepdaughter, Kathleen Hayes Mattia of Framingham; a sister, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Northern Berkshire, Team Lynda's Llamas.