James “Jim” D. Hatt, 59, a life-long resident of Westmoreland died on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully while resting after a period of declining health.
James was born the son of the late Ruth (Dalzell) and Paul R. Hatt on November 25, 1961, in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1980.
He was an electrician and business owner by trade. Jim operated Hatt Electric in Westmoreland for ten years before his retirement in 2015. Prior, he had worked with his father at the Paul R. Hatt Inc for twenty-five years.
Jim loved snowmobiling and had done so since the age of five. He had been a lifetime member of the Westmoreland Snowbelters. Time was spent fishing the local ponds, lakes, and streams. He was a Boy Scout as a young man.
Mr. Hatt is survived by his siblings; Sally J. Albrecht and her husband, Dwight of Keene. Gary P. Hatt of Anaheim, CA. Linda L. Sohn and her husband, Dick of Midlothian, TX., and Peter C. Hatt and his wife, Debbie of Westmoreland. His Nephews Andy, Brandon, and Nick of Texas and a great-niece, Josie Demel of Pembroke NH He is also survived by many cousins, extended family, and friends. Jim is predeceased by his nephew, Ben Leech who passed on June 10, 2004, and his niece, Sasha Demel who passed on December 15, 2019.
In keeping with Jim’s request, there were no calling hours. Burial was held privately on Thursday, December 3, 2020, in the family lot at South Village Cemetery, Westmoreland. Donations can be made in memory of James D. Hatt to:
Westmoreland United Church
P.O. Box 214
Westmoreland, NH. 03467.
All services were under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com