“I think there is much to be grateful for that I am a fourth generation of a family business that is able to put people before dollars. That approach is a big part of why we are still here - putting people first.“
Although BT officially came to work for Hathaway Family Funeral Homes Fall River location in 1990, he quite literally grew up around the business. As a teenager, he helped his grandfather by pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, and providing a telephone answering service, before answering machines were commonplace. Today, he acts as a funeral director and funeral home manager, serving families in the area.
William ”BT“ Hathaway, III BT was raised in Somerset. He has received a music degree from Samford University in Alabama before returning to Massachusetts to study as a funeral director at Mount Ida College. He served as the President of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association in 2003 - 2004.
Currently, BT resides in Fairhaven and enjoys spending time with his 3 adult children. He has a passion for writing and has even had some of his poetry published more recently. He is also serving as the President of the Greater Fall River Symphony Orchestra.
Managing Director/Pre-Need Manager
“For those that look to Hathaway to help with their funeral planning needs, my goal is to make them feel comfortable asking any and all questions. We provide the answers and guidance to every client to best meet the needs of their family’s situation.”
Lynn grew up as the fourth generation in a family of funeral home directors. For nearly twenty years, she had been working in the family business in an administrative role. More recently, Lynn made the transition to a managing director role and is now the pre-need manager at all Hathaway Family Funeral Home locations. Lynn is known for her ability to listen to families and understand their wants and needs in planning a service for a loved one.
Lynn received her education from Bryant College where she studied business. In 2016, she graduated as the valedictorian in her graduating class from FINE Mortuary College in Norwood, MA. She became a licensed Funeral Director in 2017. Lynn served her internship under Jay Moran at the Crapo-Hathaway location in Taunton, where she continues to serve families today.
Lynn has a passion for animals and previously volunteered as Secretary for her local Animal Rescue League. When her children, Krista and Nicholas, were of school age, Lynn was very actively involved in supporting their school band and music curriculum at the Somerset Berkley Regional High School. Krista is now a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and Nicholas is serving in the U.S. Air Force.
“The Hathaway family and staff have a commitment like no other in funeral service to providing a meaningful and affordable celebration of a loved one’s life. We live here. We work here. We understand - plain and simple.”
Mike has worked with Hathaway Family Funeral Homes for 17 years. Every day he looks forward to coming to work, assisting the staff, families, and the community. Born and raised in Fall River, Mike cares deeply about providing compassion for local community members. He is a member of the Lodge of Elks #118 in Fall River.
Following his graduation from BMC Durfee High School in 1995, Mike attended Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. He then graduated from Mortuary School at the Funeral Institute of the Northeast in Norwood, MA. He is a licensed funeral director in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Additionally, he has an insurance license in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Mike is married to his wife, Andrea, and has a son, Timothy. He is an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys attending New England sporting events.
Funeral Director, Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
“At Crapo-Hathaway, we understand putting the needs of families first. We are here to serve the community, because it is our community. I am honored to be a part of such a longstanding history of putting people first.”
For nearly 30 years, Jay Moran has shown his commitment to his local community, serving families at the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home located in Taunton. Jay has deep roots in the community as he was born and raised in Taunton, and still resides there today. Additionally, Jay is an active member of St. Andrew’s Church and serves as the Vice Chair of the Cemetery Commission in Taunton.
Jay graduated from Coyle High School in 1962 and went on to receive his funeral service education from New England Institute, graduating in 1963. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and completed his apprenticeship at a local firm upon his return.
He became a licensed funeral director in 1970 and began working at Crapo Funeral Home. He was honored to stay on as the manager of that location when it was acquired by Hathaway Family Funeral Homes in 1989 and continues today as a valued member of the Hathaway team.
Jay has two children, Catherine who lives in New Hampshire, and Jay Jr. residing in East Providence. When he is not serving families, he enjoys spending time with his two granddaughters.
Managing Director, Fairhaven and Donaghy Locations
Type 6 Funeral Director
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank the Hathaway team, specifically Alex Gross, for coordinating the funeral of our father and husband, George J. Padrenoss this past April. Alex did an outstanding job, keeping in touch with our family from the days prior to Dad's passing, arranging the transport of his body from Florida back to Massachusetts, and the days following his funeral. Our mother, particularly, still talks about how smoothly everything went thanks to Alex. The video which was put together was amazing; and I apologize, I have forgotten the name of the woman who put it together, but thank you, it was perfect. When Dad was in the dying process, we kept telling him to put his waders on, and go fishing. She brought it all together in the video perfectly. Thank you for giving us some smiles during a difficult time.