Carol Ann Happ

September 4, 1948March 17, 2020

Carol Ann Happ, 71, of Cary, passed away on March 17, 2020. Born and raised in a loving home in Queens, NY, she was a self-reliant woman who traveled each day to the World Trade Center for work at New York Life Insurance Company in New York City where she met the love of her life, Paul Happ. In the 1980s, Carol and Paul relocated from NYC to Cary when his employment with American Airlines brought him from JFK to RDU. Carol, having a huge heart for all animals, gladly took a job at the American Kennel Club in Wake County.

Carol had a penchant for decorating, was an avid gardener, and adored her fur babies, two chocolate labs, Katie and Hannah.

Carol is survived by her brother, William Besemer and his wife, Mary; and sister, Evelyn Besemer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Happ; parents, William and Lucille Besemer; and sister, Jane Besemer.

No services are scheduled at this time; however, donations are welcomed in Carol’s name to the SPCA of Wake County,


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