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Janet Mabey Lund

Janet Mabey Lund, age 90, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024 from complications of Covid at the Country House in Greenville, DE.

Janet was born in East Providence, Rhode Island in 1933 to Susan and Clinton Mabey.  She graduated from East Providence High School followed by Bryant College with a degree in accounting.  As a youth, she was a winning racer of small “Whitecap” sailboats on Narragansett Bay, with her crew, John Lund.  They married in 1955 and lived in Waynesboro, VA, Hockessin, DE, Kinston, NC, and Wilmington, DE, where John was employed by the DuPont Company.

The couple had two children, Jay (now retired) and Jeff (deceased 2023), four grandchildren (Sharon, Jennifer, Jamie, and John), and three great grandchildren (Denise, Abby, and Noah Jeffrey).

During this time, she actively participated in garden clubs, serving as the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs Treasurer for 14 years.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please give to Acts Legacy Foundation for Country House Memorial Scholarship Fund, 420 Delaware Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034 or at


Funeral Services

Services will be private.


    Jay Lund writes,
    My mother was a wonderful person. She had a long life of adventure, travel, social engagement, and devotion to family and duty. She was very active in garden clubs and sailing for most of her life. Her offshore sailing ended with the hurricane we experienced in 1975 on the way to the Bahamas, but she continued to enjoy sailing on Chesapeake Bay after that. The family is thankful for her many friends and for the care she received from the Country House staff in Greenville, DE during the many years she lived there.
    02/24/2024 12:20 pm
    Robert Lund lit a candle and writes,
    I will fondly remember the many good times I had with Janet in the 1990s when my spouse and I would drive up to Wilmington from Chapel Hill, North Carolina for the weekends. She kept me sane through my graduate school years!
    03/02/2024 02:06 pm

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