STONEHAM — SueAnne (Casterlin) Hayes, 67, a resident of Stoneham, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Dec. 12, at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
SueAnne was born on Oct. 14, 1947 in Albany, N.Y., one of five children of the late Bruce L. and Dorothy (Uliano) Casterlin. She was raised in Winchester and Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Middlesex Community College. On Oct. 12, 1973 she married Edward Hayes and settled in Wakefield to raise her two sons.
She began her professional career at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she worked with employees of NASA and later worked in the mortgage industry. She returned to school to become a travel agent and enjoyed years traveling and cruising for work.
In 2003, SueAnne returned to banking at Stoneham Savings Bank, working in the Operations Department. She retired in June after the bank was purchased by Salem Five.
Sue loved vacationing to Florida, playing bingo and watching the Patriots. She was a strong woman, who was very supportive of her sons and loved her grandson. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting and had creative ideas on how to make the world a better place.
Sue was the beloved wife of Edward J. Hayes with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Christopher Hayes and his wife Glenda Carnate of Dudley and David Hayes and his fiancee Lucianna Rangkang of Nashua, N.H.. She was the dear sister of Bruce L. Casterlin Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Nancy Labriola of Stoneham, Gary Casterlin of Florida and the late Brian Casterlin. She was the cherished grandmother of Christopher Hayes of Dudley. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends will gather in honor and remembrance of SueAnne’s life during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and again on Wednesday at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
For online tribute or to share a memory, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.