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Julie Anne Haddad
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“Tom and Family and Julie's Family, Deepest sympathy on the loss of Julie. May God grant her eternal rest and may He comfort you and your family...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Jacques & Mary Ann Haddad - Troy, MI

“Julie was a very organized person and entertained the family in a fun way during the holidays. May God wrap his wings around you eternally. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Harrison - MI

“So sorry to hear of Julie's passing. She was truly a special person.While ill herself, she made the remarkable effort to attend our mother's funeral...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sheila Misericordia (McCarthy) - CT

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to all of you, as you have lost a true treasure. Dan and Mary Papuga ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Papuga - Clinton Township, MI

“To the family of Julie Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this time. Julie was a wonderful person who fought hard. It is good to know she...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Angela Lambing - Detroit, MI, MI

“Our deepest and sincere sympathy to your whole family. May her Soul rest in Peace, and her memory Eternal. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Dr. Inad & Liliane Haddad - MI

From Julie's dad, John:

Julie Anne Haddad (nee Krause), 52, of Clinton Township, Michigan, Passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer on Saturday May 24, 2014 at Henry Ford Continuing Care in Roseville, Michigan. Julie was born on September 1, 1961 in Detroit's Holy Cross Hospital, the daughter of John and Barbara (Walker) Krause then living in Royal Oak, Michigan. Julie had three sisters: Nancy (David) Bogdan of Warren, Susan (Michael) McCarthy of Fenton, and Kathleen (Scott) Campbell of Rochester Hills, and two brothers: Kenneth (Kimberley) Krause of Spring Hill, FL and John (Elenore) Krause, Jr. of Brooksville, Florida.

Julie received her formal education at St. Dennis school in Royal Oak and Bishop Foley High School in Madison Heights. She met Thomas Haddad while working at the Coney Island in Oakland mall. They were married on May 5, 1979 in Royal Oak's St. Dennis Church. They had four children: Laura (John) Mistalski of Armada, MI, Jennifer Haddad of Manhattan Beach, California, Michelle Haddad of Virginia Beach, VA and Thomas J. Haddad. Julie also leaves four grandchildren: Quentin and Gavin Mistalski and Ryleigh and Serenity Haddad. She also leaves behind Tom's mother, Rose Haddad and her son James and daughters Eva and Carol.

Tom and Julie lived many years in Roseville before moving to Clinton Township. She was a model homemaker raising her children and becoming an excellent cook and baker - a talent passed down to her daughter Laura. Tom's father said she made the best Lebanese dishes especially her hummus and baklava. At Christmas everyone looked forward to her "Cheesy Potatoes" and wreath cookies.

Julie had a talent for writing. A sample written about her Grandfather, Clemens Krause, follows:
"I remember my Sundays as being filled with the smell of spices and the feeling of warmth in his home. I recall the Hershey bars which he seemed to have an everlasting supply of in his cupboard. I remember the caged pigeons which he kept in the garage, and the quietness of the dark around them. I can imagine the big gray porch again that creaked under my feet with every step. I remember the comfort of the rocking chair and the ticking of the ancient clock. I recall the old fashioned sewing machine that whirled at the push of a pedal. All these things I remember about him. They have become symbols of him. He did nothing fantastic, just raised a family with his wife, but he lived a hard life with the depression and having to do without the extras. I honor him for that. And now I think of him with happy memories – remembering those Sundays filled with special smiles and sticky candy-filled kisses for my grandfather."

In her school years, Julie played softball and was a catcher on her team. She also loved to fish and once, when fishing with Tom and her family at Cedar Shores, hooked a rather large fish that got away. She told me that "Walter" (The fish from the movie "On Golden Pond") lived in our lake. Before Julie became ill, she worked as a Caregiver for the elderly including her grandmother and her great aunt.

Children were a large part of her life. Julie was interested in all children especially the new born. She was present at so many births that shecould have been a mid-wife. Even after learning of her illness, she still managed to continue having the little ones around her babysitting her grandchildren. She was strong all through her battle against the cancer and fought till the end.

From Julie's daughter, Laura:

My mother, Julie, was the best mother and a nurturing caretaker to our family. Motherhood for her began when she was quite young, but she had a great role model in her own mother to follow suit. Although her and my father faced numerous struggles, we children were always sheltered from them and grew up feeling safe and secure. My parents made a great team andbalanced each other well. Julie created a cozy, loving home for us and we always felt her love and support in all we did. As Grandpa Krause mentioned, she was a phenomenal cook and all our friends loved to stay over for dinner. She took pride in learning to cook Lebanese food with the help of my grandmother, Rose Haddad. We had a delicious home-cooked meal waiting for us every evening and those family dinners are a fond memory for me.

My mother, Julie, loved her children equally and encouraged all of our strengths. She never missed a music concert, volleyball/soccer/baseball game, dance recital, or school play. She was a Girl Scout leader who even had the courage to take 20 or more young girls camping. She was also a Catechism teacher for St. Michael's during my high school years. Our birthdays were always special since she prepared us a homemade cake of our choice and surprised us with the most creative, intuitive gifts that we didn't even know we wanted. She had an artistic flair and our homemade Halloween costumes, like Jennifer as a television, were always unique. Julie kept herself very busy with our family and always put our needs before her own and I thank her for having the selflessness to do that.

Above all, my mother Julie was a good listener and someone you could confide in and trust. She had a way of making people feel comfortable and open up to her. She could make a hopeless situation seem better with just her presence and silent strength. Although I will miss our conversations, I know she will still be listening to me from Heaven.

Rest in peace, Mom. Your lovely presence on this Earth will never be forgotten.