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Lucille Ross Hayes, 96 of Suffield, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Suffield House. Daughter of the late Edward Ross and Lonnie (Burnett) Ross, Lucille was born in Clarksville, VA on March 3, 1916. At the age of 16, her family relocated to Connecticut where she resided for the rest of her life. On June 26, 1937 Lucille married Gordon B. Hayes, her beloved husband of 52 years, and the two made Suffield their home and became faithful members of Third Baptist Church. She was a devoted homemaker who cherished caring for her family and home. Lucille was a lover of flowers and greatly enjoyed gardening during her leisure time and working crossword puzzles. Those left to treasure her memories include three children, Sandra Hayes Goodman and her husband Theodore of The Villages, FL, Juanita P. Hayes of Manchester, and Cheryl Hayes Scott of East Hartford; six grandchildren, Theodore Goodman, Jr., David Goodman and his wife Naomi, Gordon Goodman, Andre Barlow, Stephanie Scott, and Gregory Scott and his wife Lisa. Lucille also leaves a great-granddaughter, Alana Goodman. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday (September 8) at Third Baptist Church, 188 Kent Avenue, in Suffield with burial following in Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield. Her family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Friday at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral home, 443 East St. in Suffield. Lucille's family extends sincere appreciation to the many nurses and CNAs of Wing B at the Suffield House for their care and kindnesses over the past 9 years. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to The Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or Third Baptist Church.