Our Staff

Staff members of O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Charles J. Hayes 
E-mail: onhfh1@gmail.com

Charles J. "Charlie" Hayes is the fourth generation owner/operator of the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. In 1981 he received a degree in mortuary science from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston, and became a registered Funeral Director and Embalmer. 

Charlie is married to Patricia Hayes. Together they have three children, Morgan, Charles, and Corey. 

He is an avid golfer, and enjoys spending time with his family.

Barbara Bell 

Barbara “Bobbie” (Fitzgerald) Bell, a life-long resident of the 5th Ward Newport, has worked for the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home for over 30 years. She began working as a hairdresser in August of 1979 while the funeral home was owned by John F. Hayes, Jr. In May of 2001, she also began working as a wake attendant. 

Bobbie enjoys knitting and dining at the local Newport restaurants. When she’s not working, she can usually be found at her favorite spot on Gooseberry Beach.