Carolyn (Ambrose) Hayes-Donovan

Carolyn (Ambrose) Hayes-Donovan, formerly of Milton, MA and Newtown Square, PA,  died August 5, 2013 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Carolyn was born on June 18, 1934 in Boston to John F. Ambrose and Anna M. (Murphy) Ambrose.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother John F.X. Ambrose, and her husband Francis X. Hayes.  She was the dear wife of James M. Donovan of Newtown Square, PA.  She was the beloved mother of J. Ambrose Hayes and his wife Kerry of Milton, MA; T. Christopher Hayes and his wife Kathy of Jamaica Plain, MA; and Carrie Greenberg and her husband Bruce Greenberg of Wayland, MA.  Carolyn was the cherished ‘Nana’ of Keegan, Hannah, Reilly, Declan and Mairead (Maggie) Hayes, and Elizabeth, Erin and Zachary Greenberg.

A Boston Public School teacher for over three decades, she spent most of that time educating the most needy students as a special education teacher, as well as an Evaluation Team Leader (ETL).  What she loved most was spending summers at the family’s house in Dennisport on Cape Cod, surrounded by family and friends.

A loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she will be greatly missed by the many lives she touched so wonderfully.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish, 28 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Thursday August 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Wednesday 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s name may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368 or The Boston Higashi School, 800 North Main Street, Randolph, MA02368 (Autism Education).