Jimmy Hayes, 31, a Dorchester native, a Boston College NCAA hockey champ and former player in the National Hockey League including the Boston Bruins, died unexpectedly on Monday morning.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Hayes was pronounced dead at his Milton home and the death is not considered suspicious.

Hayes leaves behind a wife, Kristen, and two sons: Beau, 2, and Mac, three months.

You can read Hayes obituary here. Visiting hours in Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St.,  Sunday from 1-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Neponset, Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Dorchester Youth Hockey c/o Phil Olsen, 38 Laban Pratt Rd., Dorchester, MA 02122, in memory of Jimmy.

According to a post on Instagram, Dorchester Youth Hockey is planning a standout along the funeral procession route.


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