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Daune (Harris) Haskell

September 24, 1938 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Daune Haskell Obituary

Daune Haskell, 85, of Hanover passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2024.
Daune, born in New Bedford, was the daughter of William and Florence Harris of Acushnet.
She was predeceased by her 2 brothers, Wayne Harris and William Harris, survived by her
loving husband of 64 years, Wayne Haskell and their 3 children, Lynne McCarty and her
husband Thomas McCarty of Marshfield, Wendy Haskell and her life partner Noreen Miller of
Connecticut, and Scott Haskell and his partner Julie Bilodeau of Kingston. Daune was also
the adored grandmother of Andrew Haskell of Oregon, Matthew McCarty of California, and
Paisley Haskell of Boston.

Daune and her husband Wayne settled in Norwell, where they raised their three children
then subsequently moved to Hanover.

Daune led a very active and fulfilling life. A charter member of UCC Norwell, she worked as
the Parish Administrator for over 30 years. During that time, she worked faithfully and
passionately inside and outside the church, helping with the church’s mission. She donated
her time to many causes including The Kay Doherty Good Friday Walk to raise funds for antipoverty
programs in the rural south, El Salvador missions, Camp Wampanoag, soup
kitchens, delivering food to homeless shelters through The Food Circle, helping with the New
Nursery, the children and adult choirs, and cooking meals for youth group retreats. She was
a member of the UCC Norwell Women’s Fellowship, donating many hours helping at church
functions and serving as President for a time. She was also a co-founder of the UCC Norwell
Prayer Shawl Ministry.

At the same time, she was a wonderful wife and mother. Family gatherings were very important
to her and she would always keep the family close at heart by hosting many cherished and fun
get-togethers. One of her favorite things to do was play board games and cards with her children
and grandchildren. Daune would often take her kids and their friends to NH for a day of skiing;
during the summer, there were pool parties with her kids and friends. She was involved with
their Brownies, Girl and Boy Scouts troops as well.

In her retired years, Daune and Wayne hosted many family vacations in NH, Maine and Florida,
making lots of precious memories. Daune and Wayne spent winters on Anna Maria Island, FL,
which became their home away from home.

Daune’s love for travel allowed her to enjoy trips with Wayne and other treasured friends to
Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Amazon River, Greece, Italy, a Mississippi Civil Rights Tour,
Thailand, Zion, Bryce-Glen-Grand Canyon, Panama Canal, Tanzania Africa, England, South
Wales, Austria, Germany, and Amsterdam and different areas of the East Coast, as well as a
three week trip touring the West coast.

Daune was an entertainer extraordinaire! She loved to cook and entertain friends, family and
neighbors and enjoyed getting people together for LOTS of delicious food. She took
pleasure in many activities with Wayne and her friends including Bridge Group, Bowling
Team, Birthday Girls and her group of Scituate Harbor Women Walkers. Daune was an
extremely remarkable, fun, kind, caring, generous, loving woman with a great sense of
humor and tons of class and style! Her family continues to be inspired by the richness of her
life. She will be greatly missed by the many lives she touched.

The family will be holding a memorial service at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UCC Norwell, Norwell VNA and Hospice, The
Alzheimer’s Association or Habitat For Humanity.

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