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Auburn-Glenn Hayes passed away on May 27, 2018 at the Hospice House in Auburn after a long illness.
He was born on October 23, 1934 in Greenwood Maine to Roland and Doris Hayes. He graduated college from Gorham Teachers College (now USM). He taught Industrial Arts for several years at Greenville High School before moving to Gray, Maine in 1960 where he taught Industrial Arts and Mathematics at Gray-New Gloucester High School. He retired in the late 1980's from the school and then became custodian and handy man at St. Gregory's Catholic Church for years after.
Glenn was an avid hunter and fisherman and during summer breaks from school would build houses with James Tobin, another Industrial Arts teacher at GNG. As he got older, he no longer built houses but continued to work with wood, building furniture in his woodworking shop.
Glenn was a soft-spoken man of few words but was a story teller and had stories for any occasion. He thought the world of his only grandchild, Benton, and was amazed of his artistic ability and proudly showed off the most recent artwork completed by Benton to his friends at Schooner Estates.
Glenn married the love of his life, Rachel Boucher, on June 4, 1960 at Holy Family Church in Greenville Maine, and lived in Gray from 1962 to 2016 when his health was failing and moved to an apartment at Schooner Estates in Auburn.
Glenn is survived by his wife Rachel of Auburn, a son, Kerry and his wife Julie of Gray, a grandson, Benton of Gray, and a brother, Dell and his wife Betty of Auburn. He was predeceased by his parents, a son, Kevin, a brother, Erwin and his wife Doris and another brother Duane and his wife Avis.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Hospice House of Auburn are requested and can be sent to Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice. 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday June 1, 2018 St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Gray, 24 North Raymond Road.