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Diane M. Morin

September 4, 1961 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 57)

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Diane M. Morin, 57, of Biddeford passed away on May 31, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with her loving family by her side. She was born in Sanford on September 4, 1961, a daughter of Richard Morin and Annette (Simard) Normand and was educated in the Biddeford schools. 

Diane worked as a weaver for FMI and had a variety of careers over the years. She enjoyed crafting and quilting, was an excellent interior decorator, and had quite the green thumb. 

She loved spending time with her daughter and family, and truly believed to start each day with a grateful heart. Even in the toughest days of her battle with cancer, she was grateful and thankful. 

Diane was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, John H. Hatch, on August 9, 1981. Diane was also predeceased by her in-laws, Helen Hatch (2009) and Alfred Hatch (1984). Most recently, Diane was predeceased by her loving mother, Annette Normand, on April 19, 2019. 

She is survived by:

1 daughter:            Angela Hatch and her significant other Aaron Pepin

3 sisters:                Collette Brooks and her husband Jeffery

                              Claudette Gaudette and her husband Robert

                              Sharon Petit

 2 brothers:            Norman Morin and his wife Dolly

                               Michael Petit and his wife Kim

1 brother-in law:    Ted Hatch and his wife Kristina

2 sisters-in-law:      Sarah Armstrong and her husband Paul

                             Karen Wheeler and her husband Jason

2 stepsisters:          Carol Normand

                               Susan Hutchins and her husband John           


 2 stepbrothers:      Daniel Normand and his wife Suzanne

                               David Normand and his wife Lillian   


Numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends for which the family is incredibly grateful. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diane’s name to the Foundation4Love, a local organization that supports cancer patients and families, where Diane was the inaugural recipient of kindness. Or if desired, donations can be made to The Snell Foundation, which supports patients at New England Cancer Specialists with a range of financial support. 

Visiting Hours will be from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 9:30 am at the funeral home. Burial will be in St Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.


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June 5, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford

Funeral Service
June 6, 2019

9:30 AM
Hope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford


2 Livewell Dr Suite 105, Kennebunk ME 04043

The Snell Foundation
P.O. Box 6304, Scarborough ME 04070

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