DOVER-FOXCROFT and HALLOWELL – Mary Charlotte Hayes was born April 16, 1904, in Brownville Jct. and died Oct. 31, 2004. She was the daughter of Daniel W. Hayes, MD, and Lilla (Parmenter) Hayes, R.N. Mary moved to Dover-Foxcroft in 1913, with her mother and four siblings after the tragic death of Dr. Hayes in a train wreck on the Onawa trestle. There she graduated from Foxcroft Academy in the centennial Class of 1923. She graduated from the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing and pursued postgraduate training in public health nursing at Simmons College and Columbia University. Mary enjoyed a long and important career in public health nursing which included serving in New York City, Boston, and the Portuguese fishing communities of Cape Cod. Mary often remarked that her nurse’s cap and black bag allowed her to pass unaccosted in dangerous city neighborhoods. She brought her training back to Maine in the 1930’s when she learned that her home state was just beginning to establish a childhood immunization program. She successfully persuaded many parents and children to participate by publicizing the successful immunization of the Dionne quintuplets in Quebec. After serving many years as public health supervisor in Piscataquis, Somerset and Penobscot counties, Mary retired in 1969. Mary lived independently in the Hayes family home in Dover-Foxcroft until late 2001, when she moved to the Martha Ballard Assisted Living Unit at Granite Hill Estates in Hallowell to be closer to family. Mary continued to be a vibrant and engaged member of her community until shortly before her death. During her last weeks, Mary was cared for in her home by her wonderful assisted living staff and family. Special appreciation is extended to Charlotte Harrington, Susan Tedrick and Dr. Philip Tedrick. Mary was predeceased by her brothers, Liston, Erwin, and Daniel; and her sister, Elinor Tripp. She is survived by her niece, Charlotte (Tripp) Harrington; and nephew, Daniel W. Hayes III; grandnephews, Earl Harrington, Richard Hayes, and Erwin Hayes Jr.; grandnieces, Elizabeth Bass, Dorothy Miner and Susan (Harrington) Tedrick. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at Rural Grove Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft, with the Rev. Neil Gastonguay officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Family Violence Project, 83 Western Avenue, Augusta, 04330, or to HealthReach Hospice, 150 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner, 04345. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.