Theodore “Ted” Alvin Hatch, 84, of Holliston, passed away at his home on Nov. 29. Born in Newton, he was the son of the late Frances R. (Anderson) and Willard G. Hatch. He was the husband of 60 years to Diana (French) Hatch of Holliston.
Ted was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard. He had worked as a computer technician in the finance industry, and upon his retirement he spent 19 years driving a school bus for Michael J. Connelly in the town of Hopkinton. He was an active Mason for 40 years in Mount Hollis Lodge of Holliston and a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason in the Valley of Boston. He was a member of the Colonial Craftsman Club, a Masonic group reenacting 1776 On the Square, and National Camping Travelers, a Masonic camping group. He also enjoyed camping with his family and friends for many years.
Besides his wife, Ted is survived by his children, Cynthia Lynch and her husband, James J., of Monson, Sharon Greenwood and her husband, Royce Jr., of Hopkinton, Rebecca Sherman and her husband, Scott, of Palmer, and Gretchen DuBois and her husband, Rick, of Natick. He also leaves behind a sister, Verna Ross-Hoyt and her husband, Allen, of Milford, New Hampshire, a sister-in-law, Jackie Hatch of Columbia, South Carolina, his brother-in-law, Donald French Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Berlin, New York, as well as 11 grandchildren, James P. Lynch, Dorothy Wegiel, Victoria Lynch, Colin Lynch, Melissa Setterlund, Royce “Chip” Greenwood III, William Greenwood, Simon Sherman, Rachel Meacham, Benjamin Sherman and Kathryn DuBois, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Alan Hatch.
A memorial service took place at the First Congregational Church of Holliston on Dec. 7. Interment was to be held privately at a later date. Arrangements were under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston (ChesmoreFuneralHome.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Congregational Church of Holliston, 725 Washington St., Holliston, MA 01746.