Barry Edward Hayes

Barry Edward Hayes

FITCHBURG – Barry E. Hayes, age 77, of Fitchburg, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. He was born on May 25, 1945, in Madison, the son of Howard and Ruth (Vance) Hayes.

Barry graduated from Madison West High School in 1963 and attained his Ph.D. in physiology from UW-Madison. He had various jobs throughout his life including working in research for the UW-Madison Veterinary Hospital, working at the veterinary clinic on Wingra and later worked in retail at Woodman’s.

Barry was a man of deep faith and enjoyed helping others. He was a wonderful brother and will be dearly missed.

Barry is survived by his brothers, Kent (Janet) Hayes, Todd (Janet) Hayes and Craig (Sherry) Hayes; two sisters-in-law, Judy Hayes and Lynn Hayes; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Howard Hayes and Mark Hayes.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at


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