Mary M. (Gonda) Hays, 85 of Derry, died August 15, 2022 at her home. She was born on July 14, 1937 in Acme, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Roman) Gonda. Prior to retirement Mary had worked at the Latrobe Area Hospital and before that at the Latrobe Country Club. She was catholic by faith. Mary enjoyed shopping, game shows, doing crossword puzzles, cooking, and spending time with her great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence C. Hays Sr.; one son Lawrence C. Hays Jr.; one great grandson Hunter Hays; three brothers Mike, John, and Steven Gonda; one infant brother; three sisters Helen Danko, Dolores Terhorst, and Anna Hauser; and her lifelong friend Winnie Muir. Mary is survived by her one grandson Joshua Hays and wife Jamie of Derry; three granddaughters; one daughter-in-law Joan Hays/Haase; 14 great grandchildren; one niece Mary Ann Swartzlander and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be private for the family. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, 724-694-8331. Online condolences may be made to merlinfuneralhome.com.
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