We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We were always excepted on Staten Island being your extended family from Norway. The memories and rememberance as we look back, will always be treasured.
Love always, Finn Fredriksen and Britt in Norway
Dear Margie, Kari, Harold and Kaia - Your husband, your father Harold was a good man through and through. A man who struck me as a quiet, humble presence at family events over the years when I got to see him and speak with him. I have an impression in my memory of seeing him standing off to the side of all the action (did he have a camera?) at family gatherings, appearing to marvel at what he saw before him in the family he had created and into which he had married. Some of us in the family were a little, maybe a lot, wilder than him, more loquacious and even loud, but he resided on the quiet side. He was accepting with that hint of a smile on his face. He just seemed pleased with the world he inhabited. He seemed happy to be here. There was a reserve about him that intimated depth of character, not needing to be the life of the party. That is how I shall remember him. Love to all of you in this time of your grieving. - Steve
To my dear sweet Haugetos, I am heartbroken for you all and I wish I could take your pain away right now. I loved Harold very much and I am sooo sorry for your loss. I will miss celebrating the holidays with him. He was such an amazing father, husband and Grandpa, I feel blessed to be a part of his life. Sending you all love and support. From, Christina, Hudson and Marisol
Thank you for sharing the funeral and photo videos. They were beautiful tributes to Uncle Harold, and I’m thankful we were able to experience the music, stories and most especially love, even though it was from Colorado. I have so many memories of Uncle Harold — always together with Aunt Margie, Kari, Kaia and Harold Wm— over the years. Growing up, I looked forward to our family visits to your house in Sufferin because I knew it would be filled with fun and laughter. I am thankful that we got to celebrate so many special occasions together - holidays, weddings, baptisms and the list goes on. I will miss Uncle Harold and his kindness, sense of humor and compassion. Our thought and prayers are with all of you. Love, Tricia
Grown-ups who are kind to you, and make you laugh, as a child leave a lasting impression on a person. Mr. Haugeto did that for me. I remember his rousing performances on the accordion and laughing at so many of his terrible jokes. He was always a caring and sweet presence when I visited Kari. I know he touched many others in the same inimitable way. Such a loss is really cruel, and I wish love and comfort for Mrs. Haugeto, Kari, Harold and Kaia & families, Sending hugs and many fond memories of a wonderful man.
Margie, Kaia, Kari and Harold we wish you comfort in this time of mourning. He was a truly lovable and kind person and it’s so hard to be without him, we feel for you. We always looked forward to seeing him and you all at the family gatherings. We will remember him fondly. Love Rich, Carmen, Ryker and Cataleya Canales
Sending a great big hug from us all in England, wishing we could be with you now. The 3 brothers were always larger than life, always sharing laughter and great adventures including a trip to Norway unsupervised by their wives or children. Growing up with my cousins, we shared many happy visits and camping vacations, the best at Wolf Hollow as the barn was slowly renovated for habitation starting with the kitchen -a warm oasis on a frigid morning. Or my Dad (Robert) scaring the deer (he was sat in a chair but obviously not quiet enough) Uncle Harold and Tore were trying to stalk. Keeping Aunt Margie, Harold William, Kari and Kaia especially in our prayers during such a sad time. As Kari said, until we meet again. Love Noelle, Tim, Hannah and Elise xxxx
Sending love to Aunt Margie and my cousins. Uncle Harold was a great man. I have many warm memories of him from when we were young. We are thinking of you all - Josh, Jenn and the kids.
Uncle Harold was a great man. I remember all the good times my family had in Suffern, NY visiting. Uncle Harold was always there to capture all of moments with his camera and VCR. I still have the Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle photo he gave me hanging in my office. He will be dearly missed by all the Carmodys.
You are in my heart and prayers. Lots of fond memories.
Love, Aunt Judy
Aunt Margie and family--please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Harold and his brother Tore shared a very special bond in life. Both loved Norway, Nature, and Nokkelost. They would forever discuss "important matters" about history, politics, and religion. Now both are in Heaven and may continue their special brotherly bonding.
In loving Memory and deepest Sympathy,
Renate Haugeto (Tore's wife and Harold's sister-in-law)
Niece Sonja Haugeto and Family
Nephew Kristian Haugeto and Family
We are terribly sorry for your loss, but hope you can take some comfort in remembering a life so well-lived. Our entire family mourns with you and wishes you all the best. - John, Kimberly, Kelly and Meghan McGrath in Annapolis, MD.
Our deepest condolences to Margie, Kari, Harold and Kaia from Inger and Kjetil and our family in Norway. We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many good memories from visits in our home and in Gjerstad at the Haugeto farm. We were so looking forward to a Haugeto gathering in our home last summer, when Harald was planning a new Norway tour with Margie.
Harald was a true gentleman and a true Haugeto all his life. We felt he allways kept his connection to Norway and he told us that he and Margie baked Norwegian cookies every Christmas. He also still remembered the Norwegian language. He was always curious about all around him in nature, we always had to go for a walk into the Haugeto forests when visiting Norway.
Ours sons will always remember the great hospitality Harald and Margie showed them through their many visits - both in Suffern and Vegard also to Andes, Wolf Hollow. Øyvind and Lars went up to the Barn with you all in summertime. Good memories.
Our thoughts and deep respect go to you all today.
Saddened to hear of Uncle Harold’s passing. May you find comfort in your memories and peace knowing he is no longer suffering. The video montage was beautiful—a great snapshot of Uncle Harold’s life. Growing up, Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday getting together with our grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Uncle Harold was the family cameraman and later became the family supplier of delicious maple syrup. But mostly, he gave our family unconditional love and kindness. He was an icon of the family and will certainly be missed. Thinking of you all as you lay him to rest today. Much love, Mary and Tim
Steve and I have been sharing memories of your Dad and how we always felt more than welcome in his home. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers today and always. ~Kate & Steve Antonelli
Words can’t describe how sorry I am at the loss of Harold. I wish I could be there to comfort you all. His departing is a huge loss to the entire family. I have such precious memories ( and pictures) because of him. “Bunny luck, Harold” You will be sorely missed.
Margie and family, may memories comfort you. He was a special person, With sympathy. Chick Hummer.