MILFORD – Lee A. Hatch, 81, passed away early Sunday, May 14, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 31, 1924, in Penobscot, the son of the late Merle and Isabell (Leach) Hatch. Lee was employed with Bangor Hydro for 37 years. He worked as a mechanic for the civil service for three years and for John T. Cyr and Sons for four years. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife, Marcia; four children, Stephen Hatch and his wife, Mary, Jeanne Hamm and her husband, Earl, Wally Hatch and his wife, Linda, Ted Hatch and his wife, Catherine; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, Ben, Jon, Joshua and his wife, Sarah, Elizabeth Eaton and her husband, Paul, Daniel, Adam, Maryanna, Gene, Amanda, Trisha, Chris and his wife, Deneen, Melissa Corliss and her husband, Neil, Tiger and his wife, Valerie, Robbie and his wife, Amber, Kellie Ketchen and her husband, Brian; four stepchildren, Steven Fieger, Ronald Fieger and his wife, Beth, Milissa Extrom and her husband, John, Michelle Morneault; one sister, Gloria Astbury; special niece, Mary Baker; nephew, Charlie Hamel, several other nieces and nephews; and daughter-in-law, Pat Hatch. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Veazie) Hatch. Friends may call noon until time of the Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, with Pastor Steve Sobel officiating. Burial will be held immediately after the service at Milford Cemetery. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern New England Chapter, 136 Harvey Rd., Building A, Londenderry, NH 03053 or the Maine Chapter of National MS Society, 170 USR1, Falmouth, ME 04105 or