Jeanette E. Hatch, 67, of Northport died Jan. 5, 2010, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor surrounded by her loving family after a period of failing health.

Jeanette was born Nov. 15, 1942, in Bucksport, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and A. Evelyn (Boss’ie) Johnson. She grew up in Bucksport and attended local schools.

She will be remembered as a very thoughtful, loving person who always put the needs of others above herself. Jeanette was a homemaker and was employed for many years at the former Penobscot Poultry plant and then the Bradbury-Harbor Hill Nursing Home in Belfast. She loved to knit, sew, read, sing, play cards and spend time with her children, grandchildren and other family and friends.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sister, Verley Warren of Northport.

In addition to her husband of 47 years, Robert N. Hatch of Northport, Jeanette is survived by her sister, Sheila Connor of Camden; her brothers, Marc Johnson of Florida and Brian Johnson and his wife, Preil, of Bucksport; her sons, Robert Hatch and his companion Deloris of Swanville, Brian Hatch and his wife, Debbie, of New Hampshire, Roy Hatch and his wife, Laura, of Waldoboro and Richard Hatch and his wife, Amy, of Canton; her daughter, Lisa and her companion David of Belfast; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held Sunday, Jan. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Belfast VFW, 34 Field St. in Belfast. Spring interment will be in the family lot in Bucksport.

Arrangements are with the Smeltzer Family Cremation and Funeral Service in Waldoboro.