Carole Doris Haje
July 30, 1945 ~ March 07, 2022
Carole Doris Haje passed away on March 7, 2022 at her home in Jupiter, Florida, surrounded in love by her family. She was 76 years old.
Born Carole Doris Jankowski on July 30, 1945 in Queens NY, she was the first child of Edward S. and Doris H. Jankowski. Carole attended Richmond Hill High School in Queens, NY, graduating fourth in her class in 1963. She then attended Queens College City University of New York, where she studied Home Economics/Nutrition and graduated in 1967. She received her master’s degree from Stony Brook University in order to pursue a career in dietetics.
She met Roy L. Haje at Queens College and they were married on May 26, 1968. They raised their four children, Edward (born 1972), Joanna (46), Victoria (44), and Alexander (36) on Long Island, settling in South Setauket, NY.
Carole worked most of her career at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center as a dietician in Smithtown, NY until retiring as Assistant Director for Nutrition in 2011. Since retiring, Roy and Carole split their time between homes in Jupiter, FL and Southampton, NY.
Carole was an active volunteer after retiring, including at Southampton Hospital and Jupiter Medical Center. She enjoyed interacting with patients, especially expecting mothers, to guide them in their health and dietary decisions.
In her personal time, Carole loved gardening and had a beautiful garden in their backyard in Southampton. She adored cats (even mischievous ones) and enjoyed feeding birds. She was known as a meticulous planner which was evident in her detailed weekly meal plans and excursion and vacation agendas. She loved visiting the beaches in Southampton and was a frequent visitor to the many art galleries and shows in both the Hamptons and in Jupiter.
Carole was predeceased by her son, Edward A. Haje, her mother, Doris H. Jankowski, and her father, Edward S. Jankowski. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Roy L. Haje of Southampton NY and Jupiter, FL; her daughter Joanna Swanson and her son-in-law Paul Swanson of Rolling Hills Estates, CA; her daughter Victoria Behr, her son-in-law Matthew Behr and her two granddaughters, Eleanor and Juliette, of Haddonfield, NJ; her son Alexander Haje, his wife Mae Haje, and her granddaughter, Isabella, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; her sister, Joan McGinn, and her brother-in-law Philip McGinn of Redding, CT; and her niece and nephews.
A ceremony in honor of Carole’s life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 am at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 13301 Ellison Wilson Road, Juno Beach, FL 33408.
A celebration of Carole’s life, and the interment of her ashes at Calverton National Cemetery in Wading River, NY, next to her son Edward, will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (https://themmrf.org/).
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