Carol Jean DeSimone Hayes, 70, passed away in Eternity on November 30, 2021, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Rome on June 28, 1951, daughter of Michael and Carmella Sparace DeSimone. Carol graduated from RFA and later from Mohawk Valley Community College. She married David B. Hayes on January 5, 2007, in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Rome. Carol retired from the New York State Department of Corrections in September 2013.
Carol enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. God and his family were at the center of his life. She loved to travel with her husband, together they traveled across the United States and Europe. She also liked to play bingo. Carol has been a life member of St. John the Baptist Church and a member of the Bread of Life Prayer Group and the Christian Center in Rome. She loved spending time with all of her grandchildren and had a special place in her heart for Briella.
Carol is survived by her beloved husband, David Sr .; cherished children, Carmella Stewart (Shane Markes), Janette (Chad) Abel, Larry (Jackie) Fisher, David (Christine) Hayes II; one sister, Judy (Gary) Capoccia ,; brother, Anthony (Laura) DeSimone; one sister-in-law, Cecelia DeSimone; grandchildren, Gerald (Linda) Allen III, Diamond (Jerry) Linder, Briella Abel, Sydney and Jordan Perry; great-grandchildren, Alenna Lyn, Amariona, Xavier and Jerry; godchild, Stephen Holdbrook and godchild, Tracy DeSimone. Carol was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Julius DeSimone; two sisters, Mary Jane (Dave) Holdbrook and Carmel Herrin; a niece, Beth Holdbrook.
A Christian funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church in Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.