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Mary Jane (Hutton) Haga

December 12, 1940 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

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Mary Jane Haga, 83, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Jane was born on December 12, 1940 in Portsmouth, OH to the late Engle Hutton and Florence Hutton (nee McCormick). The youngest of three girl, she was raised in Marion, VA and graduated from James Madison University in 1965 with her bachelor of arts degree in English. She married her husband, the late Earl Cornelius Haga in 1965.  

Jane was active in the North Carolina Catholic community for decades, including Co-Founding and acting as longtime Director of the School at St. Catherine of Siena Church. Prior to this she was an administrator for Our Lady of Lourdes in Raleigh. She held a Master Gardener certification and was a lifelong student, including taking art classes and Chinese lessons into her 60s. She loved animals (especially birds), travel, and teaching young people about the natural world.

She is survived by her sons, Christopher William Haga and wife, Elizabeth of Dallas, TX, Michael Matthew Haga and wife, Emily of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Caroline Elizabeth Haga, Christopher William Haga, Jr, Sarah McCormick Haga, and Isla Jane Haga; and several nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 5-7 PM at Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587.

A funeral mass was held at 11 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at St. Catherine of Siena of Wake Forest, 520 W. Holding Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587. A rosary service was held prior to the mass at 10:30 AM. Burial  followed the service at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest, NC. Following burial, there was a reception at St. Catherine of Siena.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School.

Please visit www.brightfurnerals.com to share words of comfort to the family.

Bright Funeral Home is serving the Haga family.


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
February 21, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bright Funeral Home
405 S. Main St.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
February 22, 2024

10:30 AM
Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
520 W Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Funeral Mass
Thursday
February 22, 2024

11:00 AM
Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
520 W Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Reception
Thursday
February 22, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
520 W Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Burial
Thursday
February 22, 2024

Pine Forest Memorial Garden
Stadium DR
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Please note
Reception will be held in the Parish Hall of Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.
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