Roland L. Hatfield
1917 – 2009
AUBURN — Roland L. Hatfield, 91, a resident of 21 Swett Ave., Auburn, died early Friday, Aug. 14, at the Clover Manor Health Care Facility after a short illness.
He was born in Rumford, Dec 21, 1917, the son of Herbert and Annie (Glover) Hatfield Sr. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was the groundskeeper for more than 15 years at Martindale Country Club. He also served as construction foreman during construction of the club’s back 9.
He loved to tinker on small and large engines, and was always there to help anyone in need without having to be asked. His other hobbies included, hunting, fishing, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, as well as going out to eat. He also loved bean suppers.
Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara Ritchie, whom he married Nov. 9, 1951 of Auburn; three sons, Roland Hatfield Tyler of Dixfield, Leslie Jenkins and wife, Rosalie, of Auburn and Alan Hatfield and wife, Katherine, of Minot; one daughter, Rolande Wing and husband, Mark, of Auburn; two sisters, Pearl Ledger and husband, Don, of Claremont, N.H., and Shirley Bates of Bethel; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one son, John Hatfield; one sister, Reba Wilmont; and one brother, Herbert Hatfield.

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