Food Culinary 15

Claudia Hatch

December 18, 1945 ~ July 16, 2021 (age 75)


It is with deep sadness that we let our community know of the loss of Claudia L. Hatch on July, 16, 2021 at the very young age of 75.  

Claudia was, and always will be, the heart and soul of the Cupboard Café in New Harbor, where she and her beloved husband Fred Hatch III, her daughter Mary Dee Grant and her dear friend Jennifer Leeman built an amazing business on the foundation of love, faith, dignity and respect.  Claudia was the great inventor of the famous Cinnamon and Sticky Buns and other amazing recipes such as the homemade cream puffs, chicken pot pies, haddock chowder and countless other delicacies.  Food and presentation were her art, her life’s tapestry, there wasn’t a holiday that went by when she was not creating soulful meals for her family, friends and neighbors.

Claudia was perhaps one of the most compassionate people in the community; she was always doing something special for family, friends and strangers in need.  She was selfless, kind and lived with a great spiritual sense of being unlike any other, her path was one of enlightenment and love.  This selfless love showed in her passion as a Christian Science nurse, where she cared for countless fellow members of the Christian Science Church.

Claudia was predeceased by her parents, Claude P. and Barbara Crocker of New Harbor; and her two sisters, Myrtle Hanna of Round Pond, ME, and Joyce Coleman or East Corinth, ME.  

She leaves behind her husband Fred; daughters, Mary Dee Grant and Joanne Choate of New Harbor; sons, Fred Hatch and his wife Annette of Auburn, ME, James Hatch and his wife Susan of Rockland, ME, Gary Hatch of Phoenix, AZ, and Joseph Hatch and his wife Krista of Newcastle, ME; and sister-in-law, Pam Reed and her husband Bobby Reed of Damariscotta, ME.  She also leaves behind her cherished grandsons, Garrett Grant and Jon Hatch; and numerous very loved nieces, nephews, cousins and a large extended family who she cared for and loved over the years.

The family would like to thank MaineHealth Care at Home for the support during this difficult time.

Claudia’s family will be hosting a celebration of life at 11:30am, on Sunday, July 25, at the Cupboard Café, 137 Huddle Road in New Harbor.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Caring for Kids, PO Box 412, New Harbor, ME 04554.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting:


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Celebration of Life
July 25, 2021

11:30 AM
The Cupboard Cafe
137 Huddle Road
New Harbor, ME 04554

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