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Obituary: Dorothy Valyou Hayes, 1928-2015, Essex 

Published June 24, 2015 at 4:00 a.m. | Updated June 24, 2015 at 4:23 p.m.

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  • Dorothy Valyou Hayes

Dorothy "Dot" Valyou Hayes, 87, passed away June 22, 2015, at Green Mountain Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 29, 1928, in Essex Jct, Vt to Harry and Anna (Paro) Valyou. She owned The Happy Hooker Yarn Shop for many years. Dorothy was an expert knitter, enjoyed genealogy and bingo. She was a member of the Grange and was a volunteer at the Fanny Allen Hospital.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Michael Hayes, and daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Hayes and Douglas Slaybaugh, two grandsons, Matthew (Tracy) Slaybaugh and Brooks (Keiko) Slaybaugh, two great-grandchildren, and close friend, Gloria Hoben. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Forrest “Curly” Hayes.

Visitation will be held on Monday June 29 from 3:00 to 5:00PM at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St, Winooski. Funeral services will be private. We thank the GMNH staff for their kindness and love expressed to her by their care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the GMNH. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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