Funeral Mass held for Deacon Donald Hathaway

A funeral Mass for Deacon Donald Hathaway was held on Jan. 22 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Mountain City.

Deacon Hathaway died Jan. 16 at his residence. He was 89.

The funeral Mass was celebrated by Father Dennis Kress, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua.

Deacon Hathaway, who served in the United States Army during World War II, practiced law for many years after graduating from Cornell School of Law in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1951.

He had many interests outside of law. He became a master gardener and completed in-depth studies of Shakespeare in addition to his activities as a computer hobbyist and his work with Native American Indians.

Deacon Hathaway was preceded in death by two sons, David Hathaway and Robert Hathaway, by a sister, Carol Connley, and by his parents, Donald Hathaway and Lillian Fitzgerald Hathaway.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Patricia Hathaway.

He also is survived by daughters Barbara Hathaway, Katherine Hathaway, Mary Hathaway, and Geri Curwin; sons Donald Hathaway and wife Sharon, Lee Hathaway and wife Sharon, sister Ann Connley, and grandchildren Sara Hathaway, John Hathaway, Andrea Hathaway, Danielle Hathaway, and Nicholas Hathaway.

In addition, Deacon Hathaway is survived by several nieces and nephews.

While the family received friends just prior to the funeral Mass, friends may also call on the family at 101 Adams Lane in Mountain City at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the Hathaway family asked that contributions be made to St. Anthony’s Bread Fund, 833 W. Main St., Mountain City, TN 37683.

Mountain City Funeral Home arranged the funeral services for Deacon Hathaway. ■

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