Debra Ann Hayes

April 9, 1952December 1, 2018

Debra Ann Hayes of Canterbury died peacefully with her family on December 1, 2018. Debra was born on April 9, 1952 in Concord, NH. Debra was a loving presence to those in her care for 22 years at the Hospice House in Concord. She leaves James Hayes, her husband of 47 years; her daughter, Amanda and her husband Andy Gould; her beloved grandson, Phoenix; her brother, Fred Cutting and his wife Mary and their daughters; and many dear friends. By her request, there will be no calling hours or services. A private family gathering will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, Debra would be pleased by donations to a charity or non-profit organization of your choice. Debra would wish for you to spend time with your family, enjoy a walk in the beauty of nature and honor your friendships lifelong and beyond.


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Theresa Lloyd

December 27, 2018

I met Deb when I was 10 years old. 56 years of frienship. My family had moved from Massachusetts to Concord NH. We were in 4th grade and became best friends.We could talk about anything. She never judged anyone. She always found the good in everthing and everyone. We went through our teenage years having lots of laughs.Deb and I were like sisters. We spent a lot of time together and helped eachother through many tuff times. We talked on the phone a couple times a week for at least an hour. We could talk about anything. She made you laugh with her fun stories. Love her laugh. Deb will surely be missed. I loved her very much. She loved her family with all her heart. Phoniex her grandson stole her heart the minute she layed eyes on him. She was so happy when ever she spent time with him.❤

Cindy Merchant

December 16, 2018

So many memories. Deb and I met at the Hospice House in 1995. Both working as full time LNA's. We both had the same work ethics in caring for our patients. We became best friends in no time. We spent our days off together every week, antique shopping, consignment store hunting and going to the lake. We took a 10 day Thelma and Louise trip to Arizona. That was a riot.. We spoke everyday on the phone even after working together all day. I miss my best friend of 25 yrs. Love you always Deb!

Jeannine Aucoin

December 6, 2018

I worked 11-7 and Deb worked 7-3 but I certainly was fully aware of her tender loving care of all the residents of Hospice House. She graciously mentored new personnel and gently corrected what she saw that she didn't feel were proper treatment of patients or staff members. The world has lost a gentle loving person and she will now share those traits in heaven.

Lois Ferguson

December 4, 2018

Deb taught me so much about respectful and compassionate care to the dying. She was so dedicated to excellent care to her patients. Her frank and candid comments helped me to grow in so many ways. She made the world a better place.