Published DateHYANNIS, Mass. — Marjorie (Amend) Haas, 77, of Hyannis, died at Cape Cod Hospital on February 15, 2013. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Haas to whom she was married for 15 years.
Marjorie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 29, 1935. She was the only child of William Francis Amend and Hallie Jo Palmer Amend. She received her BS and RN from Carlow College (formerly Mount Mercy College) also in Pittsburgh.
She resided in Armonk, NY for 25 years. She raised her family and worked as a registered nurse and nursing instructor at Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Marjorie was also the president of the nursing Union and a union contract negotiator. She retired to Center Harbor, NH in 1986 with her late husband Frank.
In New Hampshire, Marjorie was a member of the Moultonborough Women's Club and served as treasurer and president. Marjorie loved to travel and spent her retirement years venturing all over the world with Frank. She and Frank also loved to garden and spent many years developing their gardens in Center Harbor.
In 2004 she moved to Cape Cod with her mother Hallie Jo and spent several years enjoying the Cape. Due to declining health she moved to Emeritus Senior Living in Hyannis, MA. While living at Emeritus, Marge developed a love and talent for painting. Her apartment was full of her artwork, she especially loved painting flowers and landscapes.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Ronald M. Pastore, Jr. and wife Jeanine of Lexington, MA, Kenneth E. Pastore and wife Emily of South Duxbury, VT and West Yarmouth, MA, and Kathleen E. Smith and husband Brian of Cotuit, MA.; Franks children, Stephany Cameron of Moultonborough, NH, Susan Haas of Brewster, NY, and Clifford Haas of Lexington, MA; her 8 grandchildren, Halie Pastore, Kenneth Pastore, Merrick Pastore, Katrina Pastore, Ryan Smith, Brian Pastore, Jacqueline Smith and Isabel Pastore; as well as Frank's 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at a later date in New Hampshire. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marjorie's name to the Employee Appreciation Fund Memory Care Unit at Emeritus Senior Living, 790 Falmouth Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601. For on-line guest book, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.com