Zay (Mary Elizabeth) Dunphy Hyde, 88, died Oct. 6, 2019 at Brandall Estates in Linwood, New Jersey.
Zay was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Joseph’s in Brighton, Massachusetts and, in 1952, of Regis College in Weston, Massachusets, where she studied library sciences. She worked and volunteered as a librarian. Zay had a loving marriage with her husband, Bob Hyde, who died in 1988.
Although born in Boston, Zay’s adventurous spirit led her to live many places, including Duxbury Massachusetts, Cleveland, Acton, Massachusetts; Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan; Darien; Cazenovia, New York; Longs, South Carolina; Yarmouthport, Massachusetts; and Easton, Pennsylvania; before moving to Linwood in 2013.
Zay’s many interests included golf, reading, equestrian sports, Jack Russell Terriers, travel, her children and grandchildren and her Catholic faith.
— an obituary from Krueger Funeral Home, where you may leave online condolences
Zay is survived by her five children: Ellen (Tony) Pace, Fr. Robert Hyde, Alison Purvis Hill (Ian), Anne (Jack) Carson, Bill (Sue MacDonald); her sister, Anne O’Reilly; and seven grandchildren.
Her funeral Mass will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at St. Nicholas Church, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, with internment at a later date at Mayflower Cemetery in Duxbury, Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Margaret’s Church Capital Improvement Fund, 203 Roxboro Rd, Mattydale, NY 13211.