Friar Maurice Hayes OFM Conv.
1943 — 2021
White hair and beard, western hat and boots - Friar Maurice Hayes could be mistaken for Santa Claus or a retired cowboy. But as a Franciscan, he devoted himself to the Gospel Life, ministering quietly and humbly, always finding new ways to spread the message of God's love to the people he served. Friar Maurice Hayes OFM Conv. died on July 14, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born Charles Conrad Hayes on February 12, 1943, in Sunfish, Kentucky, to Thomas Millard and Ruth Ann (French) Hayes. He was predeceased by his parents and by his brothers Thomas Melvin, James Anthony, Pius, Marion Patrick, and Paul Howard Hayes, and by his sisters Ethel Justice, Mary Charlene Olivastro, Lucy Ellen...