Dallas "Michael" Hayes, Jr.

  • Born: March 31, 1981
  • Died: February 26, 2022
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home

61 Myrtle Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Tel. (508) 755-1500

Tribute & Message From The Family

WORCESTER- Dallas M. Hayes, Jr., 40, passed away suddenly on February 26, 2022.

He was born in Framingham on March 31, 1981, son of Dallas M. Hayes, Sr. and Joanne (Leveillee) Hayes. He was raised in Worcester and attended local schools. Dallas had multiple jobs, most recently he was employed as a Laborer.

As a young man, Dallas discovered his love for nature and animals. He loved dancing and listening to music, especially The Grateful Dead and Phish. He enjoyed taking long walks in the woods and time spent at the ocean. He was a creative and artistic person and above all loved making everyone smile with his outward personality.

He leaves behind his son, Nathan Michael Hayes; his parents, Dallas and Joanne Hayes; his siblings, Jennalee Hayes and her partner, Mario Castagna and Brandy Durkin; the mother of his child, Diana Gaudreau; his nieces and nephews, Kori Durkin, Ivy Hayes and Jose Roman; his grandmother Pat Osborne Brown. He leaves behind several Aunts, Uncles and cousins who were very involved in his life. His God-mother Jeanette Laucis.

Family and friends will celebrate his life with visiting hours on Thursday, March 3rd from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrlte St., Worcester. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, March 4th in the funeral home. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers a fund has been established for his son c/o Joanne Hayes, 5 Nyland St., Worcester, MA 01607.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Hello, I am so sorry. I haven't heard from him since fall/wintertime. My condolences. Dallas was a good friend.

Posted by jonn tzakis - Worcester, MA - Friend   July 17, 2022

To Dallas' Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. We were enjoying getting to know him. He will be missed.

Posted by Auxiliary Post 414 - Sutton, MA - Acquaintance   March 05, 2022

To Dallas family,
i am deeply saddened to see the passing of Dallas. him and I were good friends in high school. it has been many years since i have seen him. I did talk to him recently through facebook and I am happy to have had that opportunity. He is in my prayers. i wish you all the best.
Jon Stebbins

Posted by jon stebbins - Worcester, MA - Friend   March 04, 2022

Dallas I didn't know you very long but your energy and love of life and your family always put a smile on my face. Your impact to all who watched your dancing moves brightening their days. You selflessly gave your time to help whenever asked for our Veterans which was welcomed and appreciated. Your devotion to your son melted my heart. I pray for peace with the loss of such a Greay Guy for your family and friends.

Posted by Ann Womans Auxiliary Post 414 - Sutton, MA - Acquaintance   March 04, 2022

Dallas you came into my life and I immediately liked and respected as time went on you became a great friend I would call family. We had a love and respect for each other that I don't experience with most people I don't trust or let people in but Laban I glad I let you in your were an amazing friend and uncle to my 3 beautiful babies that loved their uncle Dallas so much my whole house lit up with joy when you walked in the door the girls so excited to see you Jimbo (my husband) even more excited than the kids I think because in a house full of girls so happy to see you and spend time together and i patiently waited my turn to give you hug which was one of the greatest hugs filled with so much love and protection. Thank you for loving me and my family it is a live we will all Cherish forever. I miss you so much I'd do anything for one of those hugs. Don't worry I know your in heaven dancing and full of love I'm just not ready to let you go. I will try to look over your son and maybe tell him some fun stories about you. Love you so much
Love, Rachael Jimbo, Ariana, Amiyah & A.J.

Posted by Rachael StGermain - Whitinsville, MA - Friend   March 03, 2022

My heart is broken, Dallas you were one of a kind, the best smile ever and when you walked into a room you always had that smile and always made me smile, from the conversations we had I know you are in gods hands and he is watching over your son and family until you meet again. My deepest condolences to your son and family. Rest in Peace Dallas I will miss you!!

Posted by Cindy Allard - Sutton, MA - Friend   March 03, 2022

U will be missed brother...it was great getting to know you...ill miss ya man...to quote a famous band..."what a long strange trip it's been"

Posted by Joshua Matthews Matthews - Greenfield, MA - Friend   March 03, 2022

There are no words--only loving thoughts going your way. with my love d

Posted by dolores diveley - Worcester, MA - Served in the Military together   March 03, 2022

We are so very sorry to hear about Dallas. I so wish I could be there for you. I know first hand how it is to loose a child. Sending tons of hugs and prayers. Love you all.

Posted by Tammy Winder - Dunkirk, NY - Family   March 02, 2022

My heart is broken and it will never be the same. I love you Mikey, aunt Pam

Posted by Pamela Prince - Fredonia - Family   March 02, 2022

To the family and his son!!!
I’m am so sorry for the loss of Dallas. I seen him many times my family and I, And we would always say WOW!! that guy can dance and he is always smiling. We would always beep the horn to him when he was out there.
And then one night I went to the Dudley Gendron for a family benefit.
And who was at the bar. The guy who dances on 146, so I went up to him and started a conversation.
We both hit it off after introducing ourselves. Talking about dancing and working out, and construction. And I will never forget how positive of a conversation we had about life and how he just wants to try to make people happy and he mentioned his son many times and how much he loved him.
Dallas I don’t talk to many strangers but that night something about you we hit it off and I will never forget, next day I told my girls. “I was with the guy that dances on 146 and what a hell of a guy I thought he was, I told them “Dallas is my buddy now.” TRUELY a great soul!!

As soon as my daughters told me about Dallas yesterday My heart was TRUELY broken and I only met him ONCE and thought I would see him there again.. so I had to write this!! God bless!!Dallas
Sincerely Al-Balls.

Posted by Al Belsito - Acquaintance   March 02, 2022

Dallas you were truly a unique person. I loved your style! Never have had I meet someone with such CHARISMA! You were a kind and caring person who would help you in a second. I am blessed to have had you as a friend. My Condolences to your family and to all who knew and loved you!

Posted by Julie Soucie - Worcester, MA - Friend   March 02, 2022

I'm very sorry for your loss, to the family and a longtime friend of mine Diana. May you all find peace and know he is in a better place. You are all in my prayers. God bless.

Posted by Kara Banfill - Shrewsbury, MA - Family Friend   March 02, 2022

Mike/Dallas, love you and know the Lord will watch over you. Keep the candles burning until we meet again!

Posted by Winifred Murray - Ocala, FL - Family Friend   March 02, 2022

It's so sad to hear the news. Mike was a great guy and a good friend.

Posted by Sean Mantolesky - Mansfield, CT - Friend   March 02, 2022

I didn't know him personally but enjoyed seeing him at the Boston Road/146 intersection. One day as he was taking a break and I was coming from the Post Office, I stopped and we chatted for a while. It was fun getting to know him just that little bit more!! Bless the whole family.

Posted by Terry Wassell - Sutton, MA   March 02, 2022

Thank you Dallas for all the laughs and jokes and helping out so much at work. You always came in extra early to help get guys to sites and you always ALWAYS had no problem doing any kind of job. Helped pick people up that were stranded at a job site. You impacted SO many people here at Complete. You will never be forgotten! You LOVED your son so much, you always talked about him & how everything you do is for him. Dallas you were an amazing beautiful soul

Posted by Dona Lemoine-Acierno - Worcester, MA - Friend   March 02, 2022

You will be missed Dallas. I had a lot of fun getting to know you. You were a big help during events.
Dudley Gendron Post 414

Posted by William Hallene - Quinebaug, CT - Friend   March 01, 2022

I had only known Dallas for a short time after he joined the Sons of the American Legion in Sutton. He was always energetic and passionate about trying to help others. He will be missed by many at our post. I would like to express my condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the American Legion Riders chapter 414 Sutton.

Posted by Steve Grondine - Sutton, MA - Friend   March 01, 2022

What happened. I just talked to him not a month ago and he was fine. We were gonna hangout soon. Please txt me 4136824709

Posted by Timothy cosenzi cosenzi - Wilbraham, MA - Friend   March 01, 2022

I'm just my prayers to a dearest family with God's Blessing

Posted by Pina Do Persio - North Falmouth, MA - Friend   March 01, 2022

This is so sad. I will miss as his positive, exuberant, lively, and friendly go-getter spirit. He was a valued member of our family and I will greatly miss him

Posted by Doris Rhodes - Waltham, MA - Family   March 01, 2022

I had the pleasure of dancing Zumba with Dallas. He had a unique style of dance. I know I will see him in Heaven. My sincerest condolences! Debbie Army

Posted by Debra Army - Worcester, MA - Acquaintance   March 01, 2022


Joanne, I am truly sadden to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your husband and family.

Posted by Melissa O'Rourke - Rutland, MA - Coworker   March 01, 2022

Dallas was one of my most sincere, expressive, and colorful Zumba students. He always brought such life and love to each class and will be dearly missed. We enjoyed his stories, laughter, and creative spirit. He touched so many lives. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and to all who knew and loved him. With Love, Dallas. I'll miss you. I'm also at peace knowing you are in good hands, now. Amy Leclaire

Posted by Amy LeClaire - Sutton, MA - Friend   March 01, 2022

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