Keith Botsford Hatch, 81, a resident of Lockwood Lodge in Newtown, died Oct. 30, 2010, at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Johnson) Hatch for 45 years.

Raised on the Housatonic Valley Farm in Bridgewater, Mr. Hatch was the son of the late Howard Mark Hatch and Mable Grace Clark.

His mother was a descendant of the Reverend Thomas Hooker.

His paternal ancestors included the Rev. Charles Chauncey, second president of Harvard University, and David Botsford of Newtown.

Mr. Hatch was a graduate of the Wooster School in Danbury and held an associate's degree from the University of Connecticut School of Agriculture, majoring in poultry husbandry.

After serving in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, he was employed in the state highway maintenance department, retiring in 1989.

Mr. Hatch is survived by two nephews, Craig R. Reynolds, and his wife, Barbara, of Warren and Steven E. Reynolds, and his wife, Kathleen, of Greenville, S.C.; and a niece, Debi Rabens, and her husband, Karl, of Bethlehem.

He is also survived by three grandnieces, Shannon Paradise of Greenville, S.C., Katherine Baker of Fairfax, Va., and Ryan Reynolds of Atlanta, Ga.; and a grandnephew, Parker Reynolds of Washington, DC.

Mr. Hatch is also survived by a great grandnephew, Jake Baker; a great-grandniece, Mary Elizabeth Paradise; and a brother, Gordon C. Hatch, of Franklin, Mass.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Louise Nelson and Bernice Parks.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St. in New Milford.

Burial with military honors will follow immediately in Mountain Grove Cemetery in Easton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burnham Fund, P.O. Box 216, Bridgewater, CT 06752.