Ashley James Hayes


Mr. Ashley James Hayes, age 80, of Gloversville, NY
was called home to his loved ones on November 24,
2021 at Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville.
He was born October 6, 1941 in Saratoga Springs, NY,
the son of the late, Robert and Aletha (Baker) Hayes.
He and his wife Rosena owned and operated many
businesses including Ashley Homes, in Malta, NY.
On December 13, 1980, Ashley married the love of
his life, Rosena (Ragusa) Hayes and they enjoyed 41
inseparable years together.
Ashley looked forward to going to Naifs everyday
to play his number. Most of all he enjoyed spending
time with his family. He especially enjoyed the time
he spent with his grandchildren who brought him
much joy.
Ashley is survived by his loving wife, Rosena J. (
Ragusa) Hayes; his daughter, Deborah Russell; his
son, Michael Doesburg (Doreen); his grandchildren,
Nicole, Ashely, Casey and Kyle; his great granddaughter,
Mackenzie; his sister, Roberta McGee; his step
mother, Marilyn Hayes; as well as several nieces and
In addition to his parents, Ashley was predeceased
by his brother and sister.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Walrath
and Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St. Gloversville,
NY 12078. Per Ashley’s request there will be
no services.
Memorial donations in Ashley’s name may be made
to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville,
NY 12078.
Online condolences may be made at

By Leader-Herald

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