Mary Ann Hayslett

Mary Ann Hayslett, 65, of Hampton, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  She was a native of New York and had been a resident of Hampton for 37 years.  Mary Ann worked as a retail manager.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and taught in the Catechesis program of the Catholic Church.  Her love of children led her to volunteer her time and love in the classroom, and dance recitals and fulfilled the role of neighborhood Mom.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Katherine Buscarino. She is survived by her husband, Sam Hayslett; daughter, Jessica McLean; son, Joseph Lettieri; two grandchildren, Isabella Lettieri and Logan Lettieri; two brothers, Louis Buscarino (Trudy) and Michael Buscarino (Maria); numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. at Peninsula Funeral Home.

A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made in Mary Ann’s name to ALSA/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: St. Jude at Work, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Charlene Prisco-Kerns

    Please know that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. We have many wonderful memories of growing up on Nugent Ave. Mary Ann always had a big, beautiful smile on her face. She was a wonderful neighbor. She will always be remembered that way. Our sincerest condolences.

    Charlene and Donald Kerns
    Carleigh, Donovan and Declan

  2. Rene Santucci

    Sam and Jesse, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mary Ann was a lot of fun to work with. I loved her sense of humor – we had a lot of good laughs. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    With sympathy and love,
    Rene Santucci

  3. Pat Smith

    Mary Ann had a wonderful Christian spirit…so very kind, giving, and caring! She was my next door neighbor for all her years here in Va. Through years of hardships, she always wore a smile. We had a special friendship and shared everything from scripture verses to desserts and her Italian recipes. I thank God for leading us into each other’s lives and am thankful she is pain free and has eternal rest now.

  4. Amra Hayslett

    Mary Ann had such a kind and loving nature. I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to get to know her and welcome her into our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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