Douglas Leroy hatton, 59, of Pembroke passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on June 9, 2014 at Down East Community Hospital in Machias after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Doug was born April 21, 1955 in Eastport, the oldest son of Coralie Clark and the late Malcolm Hatton. Doug started his truck driving career at a young age with his dad and saw the world through the windshield of an 18-wheeler. He loved being with his family and friends. He re-discovered his love for painting and found it relaxing and therapeutic. He painted many landscape paintings for his family and friends. Doug is survived by his mother Coralie and stepfather Donald Clark of Charlotte; his fiance Barbara Newell of Pembroke and her children Gus, Saugum, Dave and Philomene; his daughter Melissa  Jean Manza; his sisters Barbara Nuttall and husband David of Charlotte and Marsha Mason and her husband Michael of Brunswick; his brother Bruce Hatton and fiance Stacie of Pembroke; his nieces Melissa Ann and Cassandra Nuttall, Sara Mason and Courtney Curtis; his nephew Zachary Mason; stepsisters Cindy McLaughlin and her sons Aaron and Ian, Heidi Wood and Lynda Foss and stepbrother Thomas Foss. He will also be remembered by a special cousin Dennis Hatton, special friends Peter, Ralph, Cathy, Lynn, Tonia and his canine friends Max and Brody, many aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous friends and extended family.

The family of Douglas Hatton wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Kelly Furlong, DECH, Drs. Gaddis, Crowley, Sparks, and Ryan, nurses Martha, Roberta and Pam for the wonderful care Doug received.

Per Doug's wishes, only a graveside service was held at Round Pond Cemetery in Charlotte on June 14, 2014 for family and close friends with his uncle Noel Nutt, Jr., giving the eulogy. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in Doug's memory may be made to Sarah's House of Maine (A cancer Hospitality House in Holden, Maine) c/o EMHS Foundation, PO box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais.