Michelle Hatch
Badger Funeral Home of Littleton
Littleton, MA
Michelle (Bernier) Hatch, 68 and a longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully on May 15, 2021 surrounded by family. Michelle was born in Waterville, Maine, the eldest daughter of Albert and Shirley Bernier. She was the beloved wife of Roger Hatch. She is survived by her husband, Roger; her children, Rachel Hatch, Nicole Farley, Lydia Hatch, and Aaron Hatch; her grandchildren Edward (Teddy) Farley, Evelyn Farley, and Bruce Schramm; her six siblings, Maureen Jakubson, David Bernier, Maryanne Bernier, Paul Bernier, Margaret Boyd, and Dan Bernier; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. She attended Mount Merici Academy and then Colby College, graduating in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in history. Michelle met her husband Roger during their first year at Colby, and they married in Waterville in 1977. They moved to Littleton, Massachusetts in 1987. They enjoyed 44 years of marriage together, a marriage their children view as an exemplary partnership. While her children were young, Michelle provided neighborhood day care. From 2001-2011, she served as the Religious Education Coordinator grades 7-10 at St. Anne Parish in Littleton; from 2011-2019, she worked as the Religious Education Director at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Sudbury. Michelle was a devout Catholic; a gardener; an avid walker; a swimmer; an embroiderer; and a museum-goer. She was an intrepid, all-weather camper; a canoeist of Maine's Belgrade Lakes; a beachcomber; and an architect of gentle mischief. A reader and a keen observer of nature, she shared these interests with her husband and seeded them in her children. Michelle's love of history extended to the chronicles of her French Canadian and Irish-American families often bantered among her parents and siblings on summer trips to the family camp. Michelle was a tireless mother and devoted grandmother, who adored her role as "Mmre." She will be remembered for her quiet elegance and the steadfast calm and sense of humor that led her family to look to her for counsel and leadership. Family and friends gatherered to honor and remember Michelle for a period of visitation at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton on Thursday May 20, 2021. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated in Blessed Trinity Parish- St. Anne Church, 75 King Street, Littleton on Friday May 21, 2021. This service was private for family only, however the service will be recorded and available on Michelles tribute page on badgerfuneral.com. Public interment was followoed at Westlawn Cemetery, New Estate Road, Littleton. Flowers or memorial contributions are greatly appreciated. For those who wish, contributions may be made in Michelle's name to: Catholic Charities 2050 Ballenger Ave, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314 Arrangements were under the care of Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Littleton. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit: badgerfuneral.com.
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Badger Funeral Home
347 King Street, Littleton, MA
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anne Parish
75 King St., Littleton, MA
Westlawn Cemetery
7 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA
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Dear Rachel and family, I was saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Gail Downing
gail downing
July 19, 2021
So sorry to hear of Michelle's passing . She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Dorcas Brule
June 3, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to Roger and family and this sad time.
Lori-Ann Tessier
May 22, 2021
Very grateful for your dedication and contribution to Religious Education at Our Lady of Fatima. Greatly miss your gentleness yet firm discipline led by strong faith. Your impact is long lasting. Michelle, may you rest in peace with Jesus in Heaven, and may God bless your family.
Joanna Pan
May 21, 2021
With sympathy, prayers and gratitude for Michelle's beautiful life of faith, hope and love. She loved the Lord and loved her family. All of us who were blessed to know Michelle share your grief and share the great impact she has had - and will continue to have - in our lives. Fr. Rich Erikson
Richard Erikson
May 20, 2021
Dear Roger and Family, Please know near and far, family surrounds you. Let he bond we all share be your comfort for now. Brian said Michelle reminded him of memere. Sweet memories and deepest sympathy, cousins Brian and Connie Bernier
Brian Bernier
May 20, 2021
Dear Roger,
My sincere sympathy in the loss of your wife. May the memories of your life together bring some sunshine to your day and a smile to your face.
Cheryl Duval (Quabbin RSD)
May 19, 2021
Dear Roger, We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Words are never quite right in these moments but know our love is surrounding you and your family. SBWC
Paula Castner
May 19, 2021
We're so sad to hear of Michelle's passing. I enjoyed talking with her at your retirement. She was lovely person. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Sincerely, Melissa King and family (Davis, Sam and Amelia)
Melissa King
May 18, 2021
Your gentle way, sweet chuckle and dedication and concern for helping the youngest members of our parish learn, grow and celebrate our catholic faith will always be remembered. May perpetual light shine upon you, may you Rest In Peace, dear Michelle. Prayers for your soul and the peace and consolation of your family will continue among Our Lady of Fatima parishioners.
Elisa Riedl
May 18, 2021
Memories of a life dedicated to faith last eternally. Brian Hatch and Kelly Neil
Brian Hatch
May 18, 2021
Karen, Robby and Laurie Bloom
Karen, Robby and Laurie Bloom
May 18, 2021
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