Carolee Hoffman
Carolee Hoffman

Visiting Hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, June 30, 2023
Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home
106 Main St.
Madison, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Corpus Christi
234 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, New Jersey, United States


11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Crest Haven Memorial Park
750 Passaic Ave.
Clifton , New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Carolee Ann Hoffman

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Carolee Ann Hoffman, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home in Chatham, NJ. She was born in Jersey City, NJ, and lived in Potomac, MD, prior to moving to Chatham 39 years ago.

Carolee graduated from Snyder High School in 1963. She worked as a Medical Office Manager for Dr. Mark Oliver for 24 years until her retirement in 2022.

Carolee is survived by her devoted husband, John Hoffman, and her loving children, Michelle and her husband, John Steigerwald, Ambler, PA., and her son, Brian Hoffman, Chatham, NJ, as well as her precious grandchildren, Claire and Evelyn Steigerwald. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Hawks and his wife, Kathleen, Flemington, NJ, and her sister-in-law, Carol Hawks, Stratham, NH. She was predeceased by her brother, George Hawks. She will also be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Richard Hawks, Ralph Hawks, Susan Hawks, Christopher Hawks, Patricia Price, David Hawks, Damian Hoffman, and Samantha Watts.

Family and friends are welcome to gather on Friday, June 30, 2023, from 5-8 pm at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St., Madison, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10:00 am at Corpus Christi Church, Chatham, NJ. Interment will follow at Crest Haven Cemetery, Clifton, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (

Affectionately known as “LeeLee” to all her close friends and family, Carolee was the most thoughtful, kind, gracious, generous, and sweet woman. She had a way of making everyone around her feel welcome and cared for. Her concern for others was truly genuine, and the world would be a much kinder place if we all followed her example. When asked what she wanted most in her life for her children, she would say “happiness”.

Carolee always put family first, and she was happiest when we were all together.

Carolee took silliness very seriously, but never took herself too seriously. She was a great audience – very prone to laughter and finding humor in most things.

Carolee’s favorite color was yellow, the color of sunshine and joy and happiness and hope. All the warm, positive feelings she radiated, much like the sun.

We will remember LeeLee as a loving dedicated wife; a caring wonderful mom; a doting, goofy grandma; and a loyal, supportive friend. LeeLee would want us all to find happiness and to really stop and smell those roses, especially if they are yellow.


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