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Janice W. Hardy  

Janice W. Hardy

August 21, 1953 – January 25, 2015

Janice W. Hardy, age 61, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

A lifelong Delawarean, Janice was born in Wilmington on August 21, 1953, and was a daughter of the late Warren Short and Virginia Butler Short. She made her career as a personal nannie and was known everywhere and by many as “the nannie.” Janice’s deep love for children and her gentle and nurturing personality made her chosen profession a perfect match. She adored the many children she cared for over the years.

Janice was an exceptional hostess who loved entertaining and organizing family gatherings. She spoiled her family and friends with her delicious cooking and baking. Janice was active in her community and was a member of the Holloway Terrace Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. An avid animal lover, she held a soft place in her heart for creatures of all kinds. In her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling with her friends, especially to Disney World and to the beach where she loved watching her husband fish. Janice liked shopping, especially for her beloved grandchildren who were the apples of her eye. A devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Janice is survived by her husband of 43 years, Charles Grant Hardy; children, Brian Hardy (Amy), Stacy Maiden (Chuck) and Jeffery Hardy (Casey); sister, Wilma Smith; and 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Emma and Abigail Hardy.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday morning, January 31, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am. Interment will be held privately.

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  1. Claire Noble, January 27, 2015

    Well my friend you know I’m not good with this stuff…but our friendship has been long…and it will continue..so glad I got to see you last Friday. Love you! Claire

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  2. STEVE SHADWELL, January 27, 2015

    Thank you! You have been a part of me and my family for the past 30 years. There is no one out there more caring, thoughtful, and nice as you. When someone mentions your name it represents good times. You will be missed however remembered throughout the rest of our lives. You are the angel that was here for us in past present and future. Once again, Thank You, and may you rest in peace.

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  3. Michael and Maria Osman, January 27, 2015

    Charles We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. We pray God Blesses you with peace. She is dancing with Joy in the Streets of Gold,no more pain just Joy and Peace. We will miss Janice’s Smiling face at the pool parties. We Love you
    Mike and Maria

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  4. Heidi Anderson, January 28, 2015

    My deepest most heartfelt condolences to Janice’s Charles and their family and friends. I miss you Janice, your smile, your hugs, your loving way and smart advice. Your stories of your family and friends and the way your face lit up when you spoke of your husband , kids or grandkids. You had a special way about you that I pray sticks with us. I can see you sitting there with a smile and a tan, nails,make up and your hair done waiting for me to do your hair:) waving smiling, waiting. I am truly blessed to have had you in my life. God bless you Janice and your amazing family and may God comfort them.

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  5. Joanne Foxwell, January 28, 2015

    To Charles and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your great loss. Janice was one of those special people who lit up the room with her beautiful smile and bubbly personality. She will be truly missed.

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  6. Loretta and Gabe Farkas, January 28, 2015

    Charles and family,
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of Janice, she was one special lady who could just make us smile. We enjoyed her company over at Chris and Sherry’s many, many times and loved the way she loved the kid’s.
    Sincerely,
    Loretta and Gabe Farkas

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  7. Francis A. Zaborowski, January 28, 2015

    You can’t even imagine the fun we all had over the years with Janice and all of our family and friends, with the entire Hardy Family. The National Guard wives were the best to put up with our seriousness, nonsense and time away from home, Janice was no exception!. What a great lady, wife, mother and grandmother! May She Rest In Peace ! She surely has left a true legacy behind!

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  8. Jane Malice, January 28, 2015

    So very sorry for your loss. Janice and I went to school together. We shared many good times together. My prayers are with you and your family. Jane

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  9. Alfred O. Grimminger, January 28, 2015

    Charlie, Janet’s and my condolences go out to you and your family. I know it is hard to take especially at such a young age, 61 years of age is not old.

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  10. Dusty Rhoads, January 29, 2015

    Charlie, Joan and I are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences.

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  11. Joanne N Scullion, January 30, 2015

    Casey&Jeffs. I am so sorry for your loss.I know this is a hard time for your family .I am here for you if you need me!! God Bless You

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  12. Russell Johnson DEARNG (ret.), January 30, 2015

    Charlie:

    My wife and I send our condolences to you and your family. All the best to you as you try to cope with your loss.

    Russ

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  13. Lena Thompson, January 31, 2015

    Charles. there are no words that can express how sorry I am for your loss. Janice was truly an amazing woman and will be greatly missed. I am thankful for having met all of you almost 13 years ago. My children, Van and me will always remember all that both you and Janice have done for us. We are here if you need anything at all.

    Lena

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  14. Lena Thompson, January 31, 2015

    Brian, Stacey, Jeff and family…. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one amazing lady and I will miss her so much.

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  15. Chris Gross, January 31, 2015

    Charlie, Jeff, Stacie and Brian;

    We are so sorry for your loss. Nannies “peach a Nina” loved her so much.

    I wrote this when my mother passed. I hope it gives you some measure of peace as Janice will forever be in our hearts our thoughts and in our dream. She was amazing and we will miss her oh so dearly.

    The Gross Family

    Separated but Together

    Here I stand
    physically separated from you
    but together always
    the joy you brought
    your laughter makes my heart sing
    being with you
    made time stand still
    at least in my dreams
    or everlasting memories
    of once was
    and no longer to be created
    how you tacitly taught me
    what I’m still mastering
    that proximity is meaningless
    when you love another
    as when you close your eyes
    we are always together
    my empathy
    Have no bounds
    and empowers me
    so I know
    deep in my heart and soul
    that when we are not together
    I will not despair
    but rather dig
    deep in the beginning
    shallower with time
    of our connection
    with everything
    but especially with you
    is just a breath away

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  16. Jen Adams, January 31, 2015

    7 Lovelace Ave. will forever be my ❤️ She will always be a Second Mommy to many of us. Charles, my sincere condolences as your marriage is the epitome of all marriages in my eyes.. Will pray and think of you and Brian,Stacy and Jeff for always.

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  17. Tracey Barkus, January 31, 2015

    My deepest condolences to the Hardy Family. Janice and Charles opened their hearts and home to me as a child when I was visiting my grandmother. Janice kept a watchful eye on Brian and I during our play dates. From our family to yours, God Speed Janice….

    Tracey Barkus
    Ray and Agnes Barkus
    Curt Barkus

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  18. Albert & Patty Weismiller, January 31, 2015

    Dear Charles and family , our deepest Sympathy truly goes out to you and your family.
    Patty & Albert

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  19. Priscilla lane, January 31, 2015

    Charles and Family,my prayers are with you now and in the days to come…..so glad I knew Janice. She was a very special Lady!!God bless you all!

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  20. Priscilla lane, January 31, 2015

    Today was a special tribute to the person Janice was! I am blessed to have known her.My prayers are with the Family now and in the days toco me!

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  21. Perla Halter Ivey, January 31, 2015

    Charles and family, my condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. Going to school with Janice for 12 years I knew how special she was. Perla

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  22. Marge Gott, February 3, 2015

    Dear Charles and Family,
    Janice was a beautiful person inside and out, and I am so glad she was my friend. I enjoyed being around her smile and great personality.
    All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers, and always remember she will be looking down on all of you.
    Love Marge, Mark, Lauren and Lindsey

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  23. Rex Loutsenhizer, March 3, 2016

    Sorry for your loss. I did not know your wife that well, but losing a loved one is not easy by no means. Just know she is at peace with God in heaven, and in a better place. My condolences to your family.

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