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“My sympathies to you both. I heard many proud stories of wonderful children and grand children while working at the library. ”
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We are sorry to announce the death of Marju Haas (formerly Marju Harriman), a longtime resident of Dover, MA. She passed away on Tuesday, February 20th, at the age of 86.
Marju is survived by her adult children Karin and Linda Harriman of Rockport, MA, grandchildren Ryan and Josh Harriman of Salem, MA, and Heidrun and Cevin of Rockport, MA. She was also blessed by a four year old great grandchild named Seneca of Salem, MA. A full life included two marriages; her beloved husband Martin Haas who passed away in 2015 and a first husband who passed away in 1969. In addition, she is survived by a wealth of children and grandchildren from her second marriage. Unexpectedly, her eldest child, Robert Harriman was taken from the family due to poor health in 2016.
Marju was very proud of her RN nursing degree from Marquand Nursing School, and her Bachelor's degree from Framingham State University. Her education opened her life up to many opportunities in the health care field. Before retiring in 2001, Marju had extensive experiences in hospital work throughout the Boston area. She was the school nurse at the Dover Sherborn High School while her children were young. She moved on to the field of Gastroenterology at the Norwood Hospital, then before retiring she was a nurse at the Deaconess Hospital in their transplant unit. Not one to sit back into retirement, Marju volunteered her time and spirit at the Dover Library.
To her, the essence of her life was her family. She was "Grammy" to the first group of grandchildren, and then "Vanema" to the next. When the opportunity came to expand the family with adopted grandchildren, she welcomed them with a wide open hug of love and generosity. Not a day would go by that she didn't ask after them and their progress here in America. Her eyes would light up when hearing the latest success story. She was very excited to have had the opportunity to hold her hours-old great granddaughter Seneca in her arms. She told everyone about it.
The world is a little less without her and yet better for having her while she was here. She will be missed.