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Wake Set for Parents in North Bellmore Murder-Suicide

The wake for Thomas and Sherrelle Hayes will be on Friday.


The wake for the couple involved in a murder-suicide in North Bellmore on Tuesday will be held at C.S. Bartholomew & Son Funeral Home on Friday.

Thomas Hayes, 43, stabbed his wife, Sherrelle Hayes, 44, and then hung himself, police said.

The couple's four children returned to their Smith Avenue home after school Tuesday afternoon to find the horrific scene.

Three of the Hayeses' children are students in the North Bellmore School District. At a school board meeting on Thursday night, Superintendent Arnold Goldstein said that the North Bellmore community has been very supportive and concerned with the well-being of the children.

"There has been a great outpour of support for these kids who are going through something that is indescribable," he said. "This is still very raw and students are confused."

On Wednesday, social workers and psychologists visited every classroom in the district, Goldstein said.

The wake will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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