Elaine Hatch

Elaine E. Hatch (Hynes)

Monday, September 23rd, 1935 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Elaine E. Hatch passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31st at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough at the age of 84.

She was born in Boston on September 23rd, 1935, to Alfred Hynes and Agatha (Varrecchio) Hynes. At age nineteen, she married Nelson Hatch and for 24 years raised two children together at their home in Kennebunk. Elaine took pride in being a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her husband and family at their camp on Bauneg Beg Lake in Sanford. In 1976 she moved to Wells in order to care for John and Grace Kimball and in 1989 moved to Deerwood Park in Wells. Since 2006 she lived at Simpson Meadows in North Berwick where she made many friends for whom she was deeply grateful.

Elaine was a caring person and for this reason many people thought of her as a second mother or grandmother. Her door was always open to anyone who wanted to come in; she would do anything she could to help someone she knew was in need. Friends and family remember her baking pies, faithfully writing them notes on their birthdays, painting pillowcases for them, or just spending time with them. She lovingly called everyone “Darlin’,” so much so that her great-grandchildren made that her name. She will be sorely missed.

Elaine is predeceased by her husband, Nelson, and brothers George Hynes and Earl Gagne. She is survived by her daughters Martha McAfee (husband Jimmy), Karen Moreshead (husband John), grandchildren Taryn Wilson, Amy McAfee, Danny McAfee, Joseph Moreshead, Katherine Moreshead, great grandsons Tyler Chick and Joey Lorusso. She is also survived by her siblings Al Hynes, Sandra Owen, Jackie Sanborn, and Kathy Wilder, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for the care and compassion provided to Elaine.

Friends and family are invited to gather for a time of visitation on Monday, February 3rd at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Rd., Wells from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 4th at 2:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 236 Eldridge Rd., Wells. Interment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bibber Memorial Chapel - Wells
    111 Chapel Road
    WELLS, ME 04090
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 2:00pm
    Holy Spirit Parish - St. Mary's Church
    236 Eldridge Road
    WELLS, ME 04090
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Fr. Harold Moreshead
  • Interment

    Ocean View Cemetery
    Post Road
    WELLS, ME 04090
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 11:38am
I briefly took care of Elaine in rehab. I am so saddened by this loss. In such a short time she made a huge impact on me.
My condolences to all of the family and friends of Elaine. She was such a bright light and the world is a whole lot less beautiful with her in it.

Rick Dolliver

Posted at 06:49pm
To all of Gram’s family,
I’m really sorry about Gram’s passing. She was a really special woman with a huge heart. I’m a better person for knowing her.

Rick Dolliver

Martha Posted at 04:31pm

Thank you Rick My Mum always thought the world of you, Rick. We definitely have some great memories to hold onto, don't we?

Wendy Evans

Posted at 10:25am
wish I could be there as well to support everyone and give everyone hugs.I to always received her cards,and many walks on the beach,conversations on everyone in town and in the family.She was able to remember everything and reached out to everyone.Wonderful smile and great hugs.The cabin on the lake,the big white house in down town,her house that she got all alone,and all she did for her family She was a gracious women and I will remember her always with a huge smile.

Wendy Evans Posted at 10:26am

I will plant a tree in her memory :)

mm Posted at 09:16pm

Thanks Wendy for your comforting words at this difficult time. Aunt Elaine I know knew you were thinking of her. Mum will be missed by so many. We will see her again. Hugs to you too, Cuz

Rayann Culp

Posted at 07:23am
Wish I could be there. Love and Hugs. Will miss Aunt Elaine and her cards. Rayann

Martha Posted at 05:24pm

Aunt Elaine knew you were there in spirit. Mum will be missed by everyone that knew her. You know the heartache when your Mom died, that will never go away, but We will always have. All our special memories to hold close to our heart, Until we see them again.

Gayle Cluff

Posted at 07:27am
My condolences to Karen, Martha and their families. I have such wonderful memories of the old neighborhood and your mom. She always had a smile and something wonderful baking in the oven. My thoughts and prayers to you both.

Martha McAfee Posted at 10:27am

We sure did have some fun times and these are the memories we will hold close to our hearts forever.

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