Sonia Hayes Obituary

Sonia J. Hayes
Sonia J. Hayes

November 8, 1939 - November 15, 2020
Born in Chester, England
Resided in Oakdale, Connecticut


Sonia J. Hayes
Oakdale - Sonia J. Hayes, 81, formerly of Leitao Drive passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the Marlborough Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born November 8, 1939 in Chester, England, the daughter of the late Albert and Ellen (Dean) Starkey. Sonia was employed for many years as a waitress in restaurants in the New London/Waterford area.

Sonia married Robert E. Hayes in Bicester, England on June 29, 1958. Mr. Hayes passed away in 2004. Besides her beloved husband, Sonia is predeceased by her daughter Sheila Claffey, sister Audrey Pickering, and brother Geoff Starkey.

Sonia is survived by her daughter Jean Bigelow and husband Paul Bigelow of Windsor, her sisters Sheila Montgomery of Florida and Pamela Chittenden of Chester, England, her sister-in-law Barbara Hayes of Kentucky, and her three grandchildren, Chad and Kimberly Bigelow, and Matthew Stark.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, 11 AM at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 752 Norwich-Salem Turnpike, Oakdale, CT. The burial will be private.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Online Condolences may be shared with Mrs. Hayes’ family at




Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of Lakes Church
752 Norwich-Salem Tpke
Oakdale, CT US 06370
Friday, November 20, 2020
11:00 AM

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