Irene F Hayward

September 9, 1942 - September 6, 2019
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Irene ‘Renee’ F. Hayward, age 76, of Venice, FL, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2019.  She was born to William and Irene McIntyre in Philadelphia, PA on September 9, 1942.  Renee and her husband, Jerry, were snowbirds for 8 years spending 2 months in Venice and the remainder of the year in Monmouth County, NJ.  They became permanent Florida residents in 2015. Renee was a systems engineer for Bell Labs in NJ, retiring in 2004.  Never one to sit still, she then went on to earn her realtor’s license enabling her to help others realize their home ownership goals. Renee excelled at cultivating friendships and bringing groups together to collaboratively solve problems.  Her love of life and kind spirit were infectious. She was a reliable friend, coach, and counselor and will be dearly missed.

Her surviving family members include her husband, Jerry Hayward, and sons Edward, Paul, and David Hendrick as well step children Patrick Hayward and Eileen Fiore. In addition, she is survived by 14 grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, on Friday, September 13 from 6 – 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Epiphany Cathedral,  Venice, on Saturday, September 14 at 1pm.

Memorial donations can be made to the Bright Focus Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research or to The Senior Friendship Centers of Venice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel


265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church


350 Tampa Ave. W., , Venice, FL, 34285

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Born: September 9, 1942
Died: September 6, 2019

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Lennie & Jack Paterno posted on 9/12/19

We are so sorry to hear of Renee's passing. We enjoyed having her and Jerry for our neighbors up here in Four Seasons (N.J.). She was such a lovely person. Our deepest condolences go to Jerry and the family. God rest her soul and comfort her loved ones. Lennie and Jack


John Biggs posted on 9/9/19

My sympathies on your loss. Renne (funny I always called here Irene, I don't recall her correcting me) was a pleasure to work with at Bell Labs. She was a great mentor to those around her (including me), and put up with us young (thought we knew it all) whipper snappers and always was professional and dedicated to her cause.


Robin Foster posted on 9/9/19

Irene was like an older sister to me, and like a mother to me, and always a good friend and the face of Christ to me. I will miss her dearly.


Debbie Kusiak posted on 9/8/19

Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss and are here for you whenever you need our help. I will be calling to see if I can make you some food to help with visitors who come down.