Yvonne R. Haynes, 93, passed away on Wednesday, October 26th at Essex Meadows of natural causes. She was surrounded by loving family members who comforted her. Yvonne was born in Wilmington, Ohio and married to Phillip Haynes (predeceased), also from Wilmington, for 55 years. The couple moved to Simsbury, Connecticut where they raised 3 sons. Yvonne established a very successful interior decorating business which she expanded when they moved full time to their summer home in Essex in 1985. Yvonne became a pillar of the community in Essex and was a trustee of the Essex River Museum, a fundraiser for the Essex Library and other civic causes raising substantial contributions. Yvonne is survived by her three sons, Matthew (Suzanne) children Sarah (Chris), Bradley (Sandy), Mason and Hanne, Douglas (Susan) children Bennett (Mary Adare), Emily (Nicolas) and Phillip and Steven (Gerrilin) Steven (Tracy) and John and 6 great grandchildren (Hadley, Christopher, Dylan, Madison, Caroline and Colleen all for whom she was so proud. Yvonne was an avid tennis and paddle tennis player, a dog lover and loved to host friends and family and was the life of the party. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the Essex River Museum would be greatly appreciated. All services were privately held by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, Centerbrook, Connecticut.