Matthew Hayes, 67, Dumont Resident

DUMONT, N.J. -- Matthew Hayes, of Dumont, died on Saturday, Feb. 4. He was 67. 

Matthew Hayes
Matthew Hayes Photo Credit: Frech-McKnight Funeral Home

Hayes was a truck driver with All Chem Transport Co., of Lakewood, for more than 30 years. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 560. 

He was a former councilman of Dumont and a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus St. Johns Council No. 1345, as well as a past Faithful Navigator of the Color Corps. He also served as chairman for the March for Life drive. 

Hayes was also a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church, in Dumont, where he was a member of the Parish Council and also served as an usher. He was a coach for many Dumont sports programs.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna (Lipane) Hayes; children Tina Williams and her husband Lateef, David Hayes and his wife Lisa, and Keri Hayes-Williams and her husband Shawn; grandchildren Wayne, Anthony, Derek, Hannah and Hailey; and siblings Patricia, Dorothy, Veronica and Kathleen. 

Hayes was preceded by his parents, Dorothy (Kelly) and Matthew Hayes.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., in Dumont. A mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary’s Church, in Dumont. Entombment will follow, at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, in North Arlington. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Matthew’s memory to the John Theurer Cancer Center, by clicking here. 

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