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George W. Hatch of Georgetown, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2017, with his loving family at his side.
George, known as Bill to his many friends, was born on September 8, 1931, to Ward and Alice Hatch of Penobscot, Maine. George spent his childhood in Penobscot until enlisting in the United States Army. Upon his discharge as a Staff Sgt., he met Alma Elaine Danielson of Groveland, whom he wed in 1956. Their celebration of marriage began at St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland, where they were lifelong parishioners and loved by all. They settled in Georgetown, building a life of friendships and memories. George and Elaine have also enjoyed life together as members of the West Boxford Grange, where George once held the position of Master. George and Elaine celebrated 60 years of marriage on August 12, 2016, with many members of the large family in attendance. George was a kind and gentle man who was a lover of hugs as well as a hard worker. He worked tirelessly to make sure the children they had were well cared for. The Sunday rides in the station wagon were a family favorite. His sense of humor would always keep people laughing. George loved family time as well as his annual hunting trips to Maine, where many a story was told. For many years George enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden, often sharing his crops with neighbors. George spent numerous years as a truck driver for Line Lumber, Nutmeg Bakers Supply and Rothstein Corporation. He also drove a taxi in Boston. He spent his retirement years cleaning the Georgetown Police Station and the Town Hall, where Elaine worked for over 40 years. George also gave many years of service to the town of Georgetown as a volunteer firefighter.

George leaves his wife, Alma Elaine Danielson; son, Donald Steig and his wife, Cathy of Scarborough, Maine; son, Niles Hatch and his wife, Kathy of Georgetown; daughter, Charlene Case and her husband, John of Pittsfield, N.H.; son, Kendall Hatch and loving companion, Deborah Bentley of Sumter, S.C.; son, Scott Hatch and his wife, Kathy of Bradford, Mass.; and daughter, Susan Garneau of Kensington, N.H. He also leaves his sister, Marion Coombs and her husband, Urban of Sanford, Maine; brother, Kendall Hatch of Blue Hill, Maine; and his sister, Elaine Peebles of Shreveport, La. He is survived by his ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Hazen Hatch, Clifton Hatch and Robert Hatch.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral service on Saturday, January 14, at 11 a.m. in St. James Episcopal Church, 121 Washington Street, Groveland. Interment will be private. Calling Hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For those who wish, George may be remembered through donations to St. James Episcopal Church, 121 Washington Street, Groveland, MA 01834. For funeral home directions, florists or accommodations, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.
Published on  January 9, 2017
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