2014-06-13 / Obituaries

Daniel Hathaway

Daniel Hathaway, 52, of Fryeburg, Maine, passed away on May 8, 2014, in North Conway, New Hampshire, from complications after suffering a stroke.

Dan was born on July 7, 1961 in Madison, Connecticut, fourth child of Philip John Hathaway and Evelyn Winifred Tucker.

Dan married Kathleen Boucher Walker, formally of Biddeford, on May 15, 1999.

Dan grew up and attended schools in Madison, Connecticut and Walpole, New Hampshire before moving to North Conway in 1978. He was a member and the president of The Future Farmers of America during his high school years. He was employed in many farm-related jobs, for Dr. Eugene R. Hussey of Eastern Slopes Farms in Conway, New Hampshire, and Timothy Duprey of North Conway, working in construction and excavation and with show draft horses. Many hotels and campground in the White Mountain region warmed themselves with wood cut and delivered by Dan.

He spent his adult life in North Conway and Fryeburg with his draft horses, a little team of Belgians named Tim and Tony, working in the woods, logging and giving memorable sleigh and hayrides to tourists in the White Mountain region.

Over the last 18 years, Dan worked side-by-side with his wife and while never rich in money, they had so much more. They worked together to get Shire horses that would compete and win anywhere.

Together, they watched the puppies they raised grow and turn into shelties that made them so proud and provided many people with incredible looking dogs with wonderful temperaments and good health.

With both their horses and dogs, they achieved that goal. He was a very proud father to Alicia, Joshua and Caitlin like they were your own, and a loving grandfather to his two grandchildren, he loved them like there was no tomorrow. The Hathaway home was a place where “room for one more” was repeated often and was meant for both people and animals. Dan and his family often gave temporary refuge to many people at so many times, they were always welcomed and accepted.

Dan enjoyed working side-by-side with his wife and children on his own farm and talking about anything related to his farm and animals with anyone. He loved his New York Yankees. You could find him at an auction or fairgrounds whenever he had a chance.

Dan Hathaway was predeceased by both his parents and is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kathleen Hathaway of Fryeburg; children, Alicia Chandler of Charleston, West Virginia; Joshua Walker of Hackettstown, New Jersey; Caitlin Walker of North Conway; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jacob Chandler; two brothers, John Hathaway of, East Meriden, Connecticut, Douglas Hathaway of Clinton, Connecticut; one sister, Betsy Hathaway Moore of Missouri City, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins

A celebration of Dan’s Life and barbecue will be held on June 14, noon, at Illusion Farm at 174 Cornshop Road in Fryeburg. All that have been touched by Dan and Illusion Farm are welcome. bring a story and a chair.

Thank you to all who provided your hugs and support to us both throughout this very unexpected time.

“Keep on keeping on.”

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