Roberta C. (Ladik) Hatch, 84, of Whiting


WHITING — Roberta C. (Ladik) Hatch, age 84, of Whiting, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 2, 1938, she was the daughter of Stephen and Claire (Nason) Ladik.

Roberta was married on Feb 4, 1961, to Keith F Hatch, who predeceased her in 1994.

Bobbi, as her friends called her, worked for Texas Instruments and Augat/Pylon before moving to Vermont in 1987. She ran her own childcare for many years and was most known around Middlebury at various retail locations. Bobbi loved interacting with folks as they passed through A&P and Kinney Drugs. Her favorite place on earth was at home, beside her wood splitter, enjoying the day, the breeze, the fall colors, the summer sun, all gifts from God, while splitting wood to keep her warm all winter.

She is survived by her children, Kristen Charles and her husband, Stephen of Florida; David Hatch of Whiting; and Jennifer Bergevin of Middlebury. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Jason Picard, Allyssa (Swift) Galarza, Makayla Hatch, Derek Hatch, Samantha Hatch and Rebekah Crossman; three great-grandchildren, James Picard USMC, Cody Picard and Marriska Colford; as well as her sister, Laurie Whitney of Lewis, Colo., and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Peter Ladik, in 2011.

A celebration of life will be held at Memorial Baptist Church, 97 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury, on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m., with refreshments following downstairs. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation – Memory Care Unit or Homeward Bound.

The family is especially thankful to the staff at Helen Porter Memory Care, in particular, Kady Popp, for their care and support during the past year and a half.◊


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