Betty L. Haylett

| November 10, 2019

Betty L. Haylett, 64, of Franklin, passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Born April 27, 1955 in Newport, RI, Betty was the daughter of the late Winfield S. and Ruth E. Angilly DeCastro.

On July 3, 1976, she married the love of her life, Burton E. Haylett and he survives.

According to her husband, Betty was the “wisest person ever” and had the most loving heart. She always wanted the ‘best’ for everyone she met, especially, her family and grandchildren.

In her spare time, she enjoyed working on cross-stitching, traveling with her grandchildren to Disney World, camping, and riding the motorcycle with her husband. She was an avid baker and made the best pies and cookies, and enjoyed reading cookbooks.

She was also a very active member of the Fort Walton Beach Church of the Nazarene where she worked as the Office Secretary for more than 13 years, and was also a Sunday School Teacher, a Bible Quizzing Coach and Missionary.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Burton Haylett; her son, Daniel L. Haylett and his wife, Caroline, of North Kingstown RI; her two daughters, Sarah Beth Sandifer and her husband, Duane, of Bamberg, SC and Melanie Grace Haylett and her fiance’, James Smith, of Shalimar FL; and her three grandchildren, Hunter Clayton Loging, Madalyn Grace Loging and Hayley Grace Smith.

Betty is additionally survived by her three brothers, Stephen DeCastro and his wife, Patty, of Portsmouth RI, Richard DeCastro and his wife, Laura, of Westport MA, and Thomas DeCastro and his wife, Darlene, of Warren RI.

Family and friends will be received at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin on Thursday, November 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Services for Betty will held at the Church of the Nazarene, 393 Pone Lane, Franklin on Friday, November 15 at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Smith, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be in Graham Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Nazarene Missions International –
c/o Global Treasury Services, PO Box 843116, Kansas City MO 64184-3116.

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