Carole Estroe ’55 Bakker
Carole (Estroe) Bakker, age 87, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2021. Born and raised in New Jersey, to Richard Estroe and Alice (Luetzow) Estroe. She attended Hope College in Holland MI, where she received a degree in teaching. She eventually settled in Barkhamsted CT where she raised her family and still lived independently. Carole had an engaging personality with the unique ability to make anyone she met feel as if they had known her for years. Long after she stopped teaching, former students would still reach out to express how she had made such an impact in their lives, by being supportive and interested in what they were doing. She had a vast knowledge of arts, antiques, and jewelry complete with tales of their origins from her travels. She is survived by her three children Marie Bakker-Lovley, Jennifer Bakker-Miller (George) and Peter M. Bakker Jr. (Brenda), along with her six grandchildren, Erika, Zachary, Nicholas, Peter, Hannah and Georgia. No services are scheduled at this time.