RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Diane Elaine Hayes, of Rutherford, died on Wednesday, April 6. She was 73.
"Known for her cooking, Diane was a self-professed 'foodie' and enjoyed making gourmet dinners for her family and friends," information from the funeral home noted. She loved the beach, spending summers on Cape Cod and Long Beach Island. She also enjoyed travel, music and watching classic movies.
Hayes enjoyed planning the Rutherford High School Class of 1960 reunion every five years, making it a fun weekend, including cocktails, an elaborate brunch that she hosted and usually ending up at Rutt's Hut.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert Hayes; daughters Tracey Campana and Wendy Sutton; grandchildren Christopher and Nicholas Campana, and Isabella Lillian Sutton; and siblings Richard Zila and Janice Gallivan.
Hayes was predeceased by her parents, Lillian and Henry Zila.
Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., in Rutherford. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Community Food Pantry of Rutherford.