William Dodd Hathaway

February 21, 1924June 24, 2013

On Monday, June 24, 2013, William Dodd Hathaway of McLean, VA. Former United States Senator from Maine. Beloved husband of the late Mary Lee Bird Hathaway. Father of Dr. Susan H. (Richard) Boydston of Cincinnati, OH and Fred W. (Lee B.) Hathaway of Washington, D.C. Brother of the late Dr. Jean Fergusson, Philadelphia, PA area and the late John F. Hathaway, Detroit, MI area. Grandfather of Elizabeth Britton (Steven Larkin);LT Edward Hathaway, USN; and Alexander Dodd Boydston (Bart Den Boer); William Broadfoot and Benjamin Dodd Hathaway. Great-grandfather of Kai Benjamin Larkin. A visitation will be held on Monday, July 9, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:00 the new Ft Myers chapel, Ft Myers, VA. Intermnet will follow in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Capital Caring Hospic Services, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042. .


  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • Interment Tuesday, September 10, 2013

William Dodd Hathaway

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December 2, 2013

"My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Bill Hathaway. I was very fortunate to have met such a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. I had the opportunity to provide care for Mr. Hathaway's wife Mary when she was living. I will always cherish the good talks and laughs we had. May his soul rest in peace"

Fatima (Mitchellville, MD)

Samantha Anderson

September 15, 2013

I didn't get enough time with you Bill. There isn't anything I wouldn't have done for you to make you comfortable especially towards the end. I was honored to have been aloud to be your caretaker. I will never forget the talks and times together with you and the kindness you had towards my children and me. You took us in like you had known us forever and talked to my children as if they were your own grandkids. Your laugh was contagious, your words were soothing even when you gave me "advise" or was steering me in the right direction. You had a full life I just wish you would of made it to your 100 birthday to bet out everyone at the country club like you were trying to do:)
You'll stay in my thoughts for a long time Bill. Little Merle talks about things you've told him to his friends, you made a big impression on such an impressionable little boy sure wish he had more time with you too.
Thanks Bill for everything, we love you dearly.
Thanks Susan & Britton, Fred & Lee, Ben, William, for making us feel a part of your family, thank you for still being a part of our life.

Suzanne Moore

August 4, 2013

May you rest in peace Bill. We will miss you and your warm and wonderful ways. We always loved spending time with such a wonderful person.

Bless you and your family, you will stay in our hearts forever.

Frank and Suzie Moore

July 8, 2013


Eva Adams

June 29, 2013

May Mr. Hathaway rest in peace and may I extend my sympathy to his family as well as my thanks for his service to our country both as a service member and as a Sen.

June 29, 2013

To the family of Bill Hathaway may you be comforted during this time look forward to the new system of things when we all have No pain or anything the former things have passed away

June 28, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.


June 28, 2013

My condolences to the Hathaway Family
God, Jehovah God promises to bring a complete to death and suffering. what a wonderful time that will be for all.


June 27, 2013

I would like to express my sympathies. I am truly sorry for your loss. John 5:28

June 27, 2013

My sincere condolences and warm regards to the Hathaway Family. Senator Hathaway was a wonderful person. I will always be grateful for his kindness in employing me on his staff fresh out of very first job and his support for my current job (34 years). The world needs more people like the Senator!
Pam Dodson
Clinton, MD