1915 – 1968 (June 19)
Edmund Joseph Hayes was born May 12, 1915 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Denis Hayes and Helen Lyons Hayes, and was baptized in that city on July 11, 1915 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. He received his elementary education at St. Rose School, Chelsea, and his secondary education at Cathedral High School, Boston, Massachusetts. He was received into the Augustinian Novitiate on September 10, 1933, and professed simple vows on September 10, 1934. He was solemnly professed on September 10, 1938. Edmund earned a B. A. in Philosophy from Villanova College, Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1938. He then pursued theological studies at Augustinian College, Washington, D. C. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 1941, and did additional studies at Columbia Technical Institute, Arlington, Virginia.
In 1942 Father Hayes was assigned to teach at St. Rita High School, Chicago, Illinois. In 1962 he was assigned to Mendel Catholic High School, Chicago.
Father Hayes experienced health problems for many years. He died June 19, 1968 of arteriosclerotic heart disease. He is buried in the Augustinian plot in Lawrence, Massachusetts.