Catherine (Galanis) Hatt, 86 wife of the late Ralph G. Hatt,
Jr. formerly of North Street,
Topsfield, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in the Putnam Farm
Healthcare Center, Danvers following her brief illness.
Born in Ipswich March 21, 1929, daughter of the late Costas
and Sophia (Kyriakopoulos) Galanis, she was raised in
Ipswich and was a 1947 graduate of Ipswich High School. She continued her education
at a North Shore business school before going to work at the
former GTE in Ipswich. She
was later employed at their
Lighting Center in Danvers and most recently Boston Street, Salem division from which she retired in 1986
as the secretary to the manager of New England Sales of
Consumer Products after thirty-two years of employment.
Catherine enjoyed many hours of working in her yard. She
also enjoyed cooking many ethnic foods for her family and
She was a lifelong member of the Assumption of the Virgin
Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Ipswich and a member of the church’s Alpha Omega Society.
Catherine is survived by a sister, Peffronia Galanis of
Topsfield and many nephews and nieces. She was the sister of
the late Louis, John, Christos, James, George and Peter
Galanis, Aphrodite “Pat” Bialek, Alice Homans Ethel Fountas,
Elaine Kokinacis, Bessie Lampson and Virginia Pechilis.
An hour of visitation will be held 10 to 11 am Friday,
February 19 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home,
6 High Street,
followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Family and friends
are respectfully welcomed. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be
made to Care Dimensions,
75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102,
Danvers, MA 01923.