Evelyne “Chickie” (Antonellis) Hayes

Hayes, Evelyne (Antonellis), (Chickie), – 89, of Holbrook, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2020. She leaves behind her son, John Hayes, Jr. and his wife, Patti Hayes of Marshfield, and their child, Kate and wife, Rydia, her daughter, Joanne Hart and her husband, Donald Hart of Abington and their children, Donald, Megan and Bryan and his wife, Lisa, and their son, Christian, her son Charles Hayes and his wife, Lynda of Presque Isle, Michigan and their children, Charles, Andrew, his wife, Nicole and Collin, and her son, Mark Hayes and his wife, Juli Hayes of Hopkinton, and their children, Duncan and Jackson, and her daughter, the late Patricia Hayes of Holbrook. She is also survived by her sister, Doris Hennedy of Biddeford Pool, Maine and numerous nieces and nephews. Chickie was the daughter of the late Carmine Antonellis and Carmella (Cantelli) Antonellis of West Quincy and sister of the late Peter Antonellis of Quincy, the late Gerard Antonellis of Hanover and the late Carmine Antonellis of Quincy. She was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusettes. She married John P. Hayes, Sr. and moved to Holbrook, where they raised their family.

Chickie was an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Holbrook where she managed the lunch program for St. Joseph’s school and brought her culinary skill and knowledge of Italian cooking to provide nutritious Mediterranean style lunches for all the children whether they could afford it or not. She loved spending time working in her garden, growing fresh vegetables for her family and hosting large family gatherings in her yard for her immediate and extended family. She especially enjoyed her quiet time reading and listening to opera. She loved to travel, especially to her family village of San Donato Val di Comino in Italy. She was a kind and gentle woman who loved to have a good time with her family and laugh, oh how she loved to laugh. She will be missed!!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hart Speech Foundation, 85 Boatwrights Loop, Plymouth, MA 02360 or at hartspeech.org.

Funeral services are private.


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  1. Karen and Mike on April 21, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    You all know this already; We are so sorry for your loss. Chickie was one of a kind – a truly special lady with a love of life and laughter. She is already missed.

  2. Sue McLaughlin on April 21, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Mark,Juli and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  3. Laura and Larry Jackson on April 21, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Mark and Julie,
    So sorry to you, your siblings and family. We did not know Chickie, but she sounds like a very generous and loving mother. May you find comfort in all your memories of her and the people she touched with her giving and friendly heart. Love,
    Laura and Larry

  4. Mike Miller on April 21, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    To the Hayes , Antonellis Families my deepest condolences. To know Aunt Chickie was to love her. Kind ,caring and thoughtful she made a mark in this world with no shortage of energy. Her legacy is the example she left all who knew her and her loving spirit will live on for generations to come.

  5. Julie and Mike Kehoe on April 22, 2020 at 1:37 am

    So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. Thinking of you Mark, Juli and Family.

  6. Rachel and Greg on April 22, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Mark and family,
    It’s never easy losing your mom. It sounds like she was a wonderful loving lady with talent and love for Sicily.
    Sending love and strength to you all.

  7. Michele Ford on April 22, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    My children went to st Joe’s. My kids loved her homemade cookies and fried dough, she was a wonderful lady. May Gods peace be with you all

  8. Pat Jackman on April 23, 2020 at 2:10 am

    I worked many St. Joseph’s Functions volunteering in the Kitchen with Chickie..The work was always mixed with fun and laughter…I will remember her friendship and think of her fondly.I send my sincere sympathy to her family and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers…….Pat Jackman

  9. Lisa Livorsi-DePillo on April 23, 2020 at 11:28 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Chickie’s passing!! I went to St. Joe’s (with Tricia) and worked in the cafe as a volunteer with her!! When I look back at my St. Joe’s days, it’s dodgeball, Rosa, peanut butter cookies and Chickie!!! Thinking of you all!!

  10. Julianne Boyle on April 23, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you for letting us love your Mom. She was so kind and funny. She is in Heaven with all the cookies she wants. We will all miss Chickie here at Hancock Park.

  11. Frank and Cris Wylie on April 26, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Mark and family
    I am so sorry for the loss of you mom. It is never easy losing a parent. Our prayers are with you.

  12. Aileen Dunne Landry on April 29, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Please accept my condolences on your loss. Your mom was truly a special lady. Many fond memories of her while growing up. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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