Haverhill, MA — Barbara I. (Moore) Hatch, age 85, formerly of Groveland, died Wednesday afternoon, October 3, 2012 at Penacook Place in Haverhill surrounded by the family she loved so dearly.
Born in Haverhill, September 6, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John I. and Helen L. (Smith) Moore and graduated from Georgetown High School. Barbara was a hard worker throughout her life, retiring in 2003 at the age of 74.
Predeceased by her husband John H. Hatch, who died May 25, 1971, she leaves behind four children, Marcia J. and husband Gary W. Hardy of Merrimac; David S. Hatch and wife Audrey E. of Groveland; Pamela J. and husband Joseph Turcotte of Sangerville, ME and John Berthiaume and wife Brenda of Spencer; twelve grandchildren, Kelly and husband Ronald Burke; Eric Hardy; Scott Hardy; David Hatch and wife Natalie; Heidi Hatch; Kerri Hatch; Rachael Turcotte; Kristy and husband Angelo Rizzitello; Jennifer and husband Brady Blais; and Autum, Deanna and Cassandra Berthiaume; seven great-grandchildren, Megan, Ally , Jordan, Sophia, Salvatore, Annabell and Katelynn; one sister, Gloria Noe of Ipswich, along with several generations of nieces and nephews, including a very special niece, Nancy Bianchi, and dear friends, all of whom will forever fondly remember her great sense of humor, her passion for cooking and her love of the beach.
Hardworking hands now at rest and comforting voice now stilled, Barbara leaves behind a legacy of treasured memories which will fill the hearts of those she cherished throughout her life.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 P.M. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, immediately followed by memorial services at 4 P.M.. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland will be private for the family. Donations in Barbara memory may be made to the Activities Fund of the Stevens-Bennett Home, 337 Main Street, Haverhill, M 01830 or to the Employees Fund at Penacook Place, 150 Water Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.