OBIT: Carol Lee Hattaway, 80, Member of Board for Many of Sons’ Activities, Worked with Seniors

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Carol Hattaway

Carol Lee Hattaway, 80 years old, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Heather Glen in Arden, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Jeannette (Butterfield) Coumans of Needham and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Carol was born February 1, 1943 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania and graduated from Needham High School in 1961 and then Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont in 1963 where she began her career as an executive assistant and married her late husband Charles Leon Hattaway Jr., a Norwich University graduate, in 1964. Over the span of their 56-year marriage, they had lived in Massachusetts, New York, Maine, New Mexico, Sarasota, Florida, and Arden, North Carolina.

Carol was very involved with raising her sons, Bradford and Douglas, supporting their numerous activities by participating on the governing boards of little league baseball, ice hockey, serving as a den mother in Cub Scouts, as well as, working within the Boy Scouts of America, their various community youth groups, Sunday school teaching, and school musical band. Carol also was very involved volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Compeer International, and, later in life, working at retirement and assisted living facilities providing personal support services to residents prior to her retirement.

Carol very much enjoyed traveling, family genealogy, being with friends and family, and writing. She even published a lifelong dream children’s book Dinky Duck’s Adventure. Carol was a devoted wife and mother that loved her children and her family deeply. She will be profoundly missed by family and friends.

Carol is survived by her son, Bradford Hattaway, and daughter-in-law, Angela Hattaway, of Kyles Ford, TN; step-grandchildren: Ray of San Antonio, Texas; Russell of Flintstone, Maryland; Raleigh of Van Nuys, California; Randall of San Antonio, Texas; and Ryan of Belleville, Illinois; her son, Douglas Hattaway, and daughter-in-law, Lenka Hattaway of Asheville, NC, granddaughters, Francesca and Kristina, of Asheville, NC; her sister, Cheryl Sund, and brother-in-law, Robert, of Arvada, CO; and her niece, Stephanie Sund, of Arvada, CO.

Carol’s celebration of life and internment will be held January 20, 2024 at 12:00 PM at the Brookdale Cemetery, 86 Brookdale Avenue, Dedham, MA 02026. A family and friends’ reception will follow.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be mailed to:
Pam Slater, Administrator
Heather Glenn Assisted Living
Employee Appreciation Fund
103 Appalachian Boulevard
Arden, N.C. 28704
Please make note on the check or inserted note for the purpose of the donation on behalf of Carol Hattaway to the Employee Appreciation Fund.

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Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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