David W. Hatch, Engineer, Helped Establish MS Clinic at Metrowest Medical Center

FRAMINGHAM – David W. Hatch a prolonged-time resident of Framingham, and The Boston Home in Dorchester, handed away with tranquil dignity Friday March 18, 2022.

Born July 20, 1940, in Cambridge, son of the late Robert S. and Christina F. Hatch, he was a 1963 graduate of Northeastern College.

David was an significant presence to lots of in his 81 decades, including a big family, many pals, fellow volunteers, his Boston House family members, and qualified colleagues. He was predeceased in November 2021 by his loving spouse of 58 decades, Norma G. Hatch.

David is survived by brother Richard S. Hatch of Broomall, PA, his son and daughter-in-law David Jr. and Deirdre Hatch of Ashland, his grandson William C. Hatch and his wife Kayla of Bellingham, granddaughter Emily C. Hatch of Ashland, MA, grandson James R. Hatch of Denver, CO, and excellent granddaughter Magnolia J. Hatch.

For 30 yrs, David was a gifted engineer and manager at GTE, in which he labored his entire occupation.

Immediately after retiring in 1993, he devoted his existence to volunteerism.

As a person who lived with MS for practically 57 a long time, he was an extraordinary advocate, volunteer and counselor supplying of himself to assist other folks and to improve the lives of people troubled with the sickness.

David was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Framingham where he participated in and led a lot of capabilities for more than 30 several years.

He was a crucial founding contributor to the institution of the MS Clinic at Metrowest Medical Heart – the first multi-self-control healthcare clinic of its sort for all those living with MS.

For the earlier 18 years, David was a resident of The Boston Home, a prolonged-expression care facility that specializes in enriching the life of citizens with MS, and other progressive neurological ailments. His steadfast help of The Boston Residence started off prolonged before he lived there. In the 1990’s, David spearheaded the establishment of an adaptive cybercafé, as properly as currently being concerned in other programs and fund-raising things to do. Regarded lovingly at The Boston Residence as “Mr. President”, David was lately honored with the perseverance of The David W. Hatch Cybercafé – a distinctive resource at The Boston Home supplying adaptive systems to enable residents to obtain computing capabilities.

A celebration of daily life service will be held on March 26th at 11AM at THE Join (Formerly WESLEY UNITED METHODIST) CHURCH, 80 Beacon Road, in Framingham with the Rev. Jeff Johnson pastor, officiating.

Calling hrs will be held on March 25th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Benefit Funeral Property, 318 Union Ave., in Framingham.

In lieu of bouquets, Donations in his memory may well be produced to The Boston Household, 2049 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02124 https://www.thebostonhome.org/.