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Janice M (Thomas) Hatch

Born: Wed., Feb. 17, 1937
Died: Sun., Jul. 5, 2015


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 08, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 08, 2015
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 09, 2015
Location: Higgins Wesleyan Church

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Fillmore---Janice M. “Jan” Hatch of 23 N. Genesee Street, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Buffalo General Hospital. She was born on February 17, 1937 in the Town of Hume, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Leah Wolfer Thomas. She married Harry Hatch who predeceased her on February 9, 2013.

Jan had been a monitor at Fillmore Central School for several years. She was also a pole clerk for the school budget vote.

She attended the Higgins Wesleyan Church. She loved to bake, spend time with friends and attend sporting events in Fillmore.

Surviving are her children, Paul (Margaret) Hatch of Fillmore, Kathy (Joe) Paciorkowski of Cuba, Cindy (Doug) Yeager of Olean, Mike (Patty) Hatch of Sardinia, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, William (Jane) Thomas of Lansing, Michigan, two sisters, Jean Wilson of Houghton, Pat Ricketts of Hume and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lindsay Hatch, two brothers, Robert L. Thomas, John L. “Dude” Thomas, two sisters, Velda Jane Thomas and Sally Wilday.  

Family and friends may gather from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 North Genesee Street, Fillmore. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Higgins Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Bruce Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore.

Memorials if desired to: Fillmore Rescue Squad or The Higgins Wesleyan Church, 8222 Higgins Road, Freedom, NY 14060

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Rondus Bennett
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
My deepest thoughts and prayers to the Hatch family. Jan was a wonderful woman who welcomed everyone into her heart and home.

Melissa Mills
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
Jan was a kind, warm and loving person who will be missed by many. My dad enjoyed the many goodies that she baked and brought to share with everyone at Speicher's coffee time. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Jim and Sharon Mitchell and Family
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
Rest in Peace to Jan. She was always a great person to talk to . We will miss her very much but will always remember her , fondly. Peace be with the Family.

Kathleen Fegley
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
To the Hatch family - I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Hatch was a wonderful lady, and I will remember her fondly.

Marty and Becky Patridge
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
So very sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.

Karl Krause Jr.
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
It is sad news in the passing of Mrs. Hatch. She will always be remembered as the lunch monitor who always had a smile for you.

Audrey Smith
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
Jan was a wonderful lady, we will miss her kind smile. Our prayers for her family.

Shawn and Karen Hotchkiss
   Posted Tue July 07, 2015
Jan (& Harry) were the best neighbors we could ever ask for! Always attentive to ways they could help us out as newlyweds and new homeowners!
What an additional privilege it was to have Jan start attending our church. We enjoyed getting to know her more.
Jan sets a high standard for being neighborly...one I can strive to achieve!
Blessings on each of you as you walk this difficult road. We are praying for you!

Jennifer and David Hale
   Posted Tue July 07, 2015
David and I did not have the honor of meeting Ms. Hatch in person. However, we are very close friends with her granddaughter, Rachael Patchekowski and her fiancé', Peter. They are wonderful people and even more special friends. Rachael has enlightened many conversations about her "gram",whom she just adored. We feel like we know several members of her family. And we feel privileged that Rachael loves us enough to include us in some of her fondest memories. Our condolences and love to you all. We are thinking of all of you.

Kathie Bowman
   Posted Tue July 07, 2015
Jan was a very sweet lady. I don't ever remember seeing her without a smile. I also send a note of the deepest sympathy to her family, on behalf of my Dad, who enjoyed knowing both Jan and Harry.

Michael Campana
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to the Hatch and Thomas Families for your loss. Jan Hatch was such a wonderful part of Fillmore School and our local community. Her kind spirit and ever present smile touched so many lives young and old. Janet and Michael Campana

Bryce & Shari Bower and family
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
Rest in Peace Jan! You were truly a shinning star. You will be missed.

Raymond Richardson
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
Will always remember you keeping order in the cafeteria, and recess in the gym.

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