Janet Lee (Casto) Hayes
Janet Lee (Casto) Hayes, age 78, of Bear, DE, passed away in the care of the CCHS Cardiac ICU unit with her family by her side on Friday, March 24, 2023.
Born in Ripley, WV, she was the daughter of the late Harl and Lily Virginia (Randolph) Casto. Janet came to Delaware at the age of 16 and began her 45-year career with the DuPont Company. She started in the mailroom and worked her way to a Systems Support Manager; the role she held when she retired in 2005. DuPont is also where she met her husband of 47 years, Francis Joseph Hayes, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2013.
Janet enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, and staying up to date on current events. Most importantly, she enjoyed being with her family. She loved Sunday dinners, watching her grandchildren play sports, and spending weekends at the beach playing games and having adventures on the boardwalk. Janet was a ‘Mom-Mom’ to not only her biological grandchildren, but to so many others who loved her and spent time with her. She will be missed by many.
Janet is survived by her daughter, Kelley Bowen (Dy); twin grandsons, Zachary and Nicholas Bowen; granddaughter, Madalynn Bowen; and a host of beloved friends who were ‘found family’ to her.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at St. Joseph Parish, 319 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online by clicking here or to the Food Bank of Delaware, Attention: Development Department, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702 or online by clicking here.