WATERFORD – Juanita Olivia Hayes, 92, of 37 Niantic River Road died Thursday morning April 26 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. She was born July 5, 1919 in Childersburg, Alabama. She was married to Sylvester Hayes who died March 12, 2000. Mrs. Hayes was devoted to her family, relatives, and friends. She was a physically active person encouraging others to be physically active as well, even when she could no longer be active herself. She retired from Lawrence and Memorial Hospital after 22 years of service. She is survived by her four children Glenn Hayes and Jeffrey Lani of New London, CT, Leon Hayes of Waterford, CT and Valerie Hayes of Millcreek, PA, her two granddaughters Makisha Hayes of Waterford, CT and Angelene Hayes of Pittsburgh, PA, and her remaining siblings Houston Reynolds of Denver, CO and Catherine Andrews of Pensacola, FL. Gravesite service and burial will occur on Tuesday, May 1 at Massachusetts National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne, MA where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Sylvester Hayes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT 06320.