Cornelius Patrick Pope Hayes passed away on Sept. 14, 2009. Neal was born in Glen Cove on March 22, 1936. He is survived by his daughter Linda Hayes; brothers, Jack (Bronnie) and Jimmy (Jean) Hayes; and sister Mary Hayes. His son R. Scott Hayes and brother Billy Hayes predeceased him.
Neal will be remembered for is fantastic sense of humor as well as his love for tennis, golf and dancing. He will also be admired for his courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease for over 30 years.
A Mass was held at St. William Catholic Church on Sept. 24. Donations may be made in Neal’s memory to DeathwithDignity.org.