|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1928|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2010|
Robert W. "Bob" Batchelder, 82, loving and devoted husband to Lorraine (Lozier) Batchelder and longtime resident of East Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2010 at Manchester Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Bob was born April 2, 1928 in Fall River, MA, son of the late Richard P. and Agnes (Temple) Batchelder. He graduated from Durfee High School in Fall River, MA and then served in a United States Army Construction Battalion stationed in Japan during the Korean Conflict.
He worked for over thirty years for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as an Analyst. Bob was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Church in East Hartford; he liked playing golf and was an active supporter of local and high school athletics with his four children. He was a volleyball referee and umpired for numerous area athletic leagues. He was a renaissance man, craftsman, and a Jack of All Trades, "If it was broken, Bob could fix it!" Above all, he was a devoted husband and father. Bob was truly dedicated to the well being of his family, especially his loving wife "Rainey".
In addition to his wife, Lorraine, he is survived by his three sons and daughter: Robert Batchelder and wife Rosemary of Trumbull, CT, John Batchelder of Manhattan, NY, Brian Batchelder and wife Cindy of Pennington, NJ, and Megan Batchelder of East Hartford, CT: a brother Paul Batchelder and his wife Mary of Fall River, MA: four cherished grandchildren Chelsea Boutwell, Claire and Scott Batchelder and Michelle Denton: and numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him greatly.
Bob's family will be receiving relatives and friends on Monday (September 13, 2010) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (September 14, 2010) at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Peace Church, 370 May Road, East Hartford, officiated by Rev. James Nock.
Burial will follow in Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford.
Published in The Hartford Courant on September 12, 2010.
Silver Lane Cemetery
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Sep 12, 2010
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