Machias- Julian ‘Butch’ Hatt, 79, passed away peacefully Friday April 12, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Butch was born June 15, 1939 in Machias to Eric Talbot and Mildred Katherine (Bowker) Hatt.
Butch was a graduate of Machias Memorial High School and a proud veteran of the United States Army. On June 8th of 1963 he married the love of his life Eleanor ‘Binky’ Gross and they enjoyed 40 years of marriage.
Butch enjoyed brook fishing, hunting, camping and a good round of golf. One of Butch and Binky’s favorite annual adventures was the Anah Temple camper’s event. Butch was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, proudly serving the Anah Temple Shrine of Bangor Maine. His favorite past times the last few years included his unofficial position as mayor of the dyke in Machias and occupying ‘his’ stool at Bluebird Ranch Restaurant.
Butch was proud of his 25-plus year career with RH Foster. Butch also worked as a full time fire fighter for several years and was an active volunteer fireman and drove the ambulance for many years. Butch loved and was very proud of his family. Maryssa and Meghan, his granddaughters, were the apples of his eye.
In addition to his parents, his loving wife Binky, a sister Joan Babson and her husband Bill predeceased him, along with close friend Wayne Davis and his canine best friend ‘Sadie’.
He is survived by his son Wilfred ‘Will’ Hatt and his wife Rebecca of Dedham. His loving granddaughters Dr. Maryssa Hatt Dorr and Ren of Harrington, Meghan Katherine Hatt and Ryan of Bangor Maine. Sister Susanne Brodowski and Bruce of Port St. Lucie Florida. Brothers-in-law Timothy Gross and Robert Stevens. Special nieces Lisa and Jerry Munoz, Leighann Novotney and Bob, Anita and Kevin Campbell, Kathy Babson, Alma Mote and several other nieces and nephews that were very special to him and special cousin Philip ‘Chunk’ McLean.
The Family would like to send a special thank you to one of his very best friends, Pam Jordan. Without Pam’s help he would not have been able to live at home these past few years. We would also like to thank Dr. John Gaddis along with Dr. Ryan and the nursing staff at Downeast Community Hospital for the exceptional care he received during his last days, with special thanks to Stacey Dorr. Lastly, thank you to Beth and the crew at Bluebird Ranch for looking out for him. Butch was very fortunate to have so many good friends; too many to list here, but noted in our hearts and his too.
There will be a graveside service at Longfellow Cemetery, Machias, on Saturday April 27th at 2 pm with Pastor John Sprague officiating. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of his life at the Lee Pellon Center in Machias directly following his service until 5:30 pm.