New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 1998|
"Dorothy G. Bachelder of North Attleboro, a retired organist and choir director at Central Congregational Church in Attleboro Falls for 10 years, longtime resident of the area and former resident of Middletown, died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at home. She was 76.
The daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Gunderson, she was born in Middletown.
Mrs. Bachelder was the wife of Rev. Stephen Bachelder, Pastor Emeritus of Central Congregational Church, Attleboro Falls. They were married for 47 years.
She graduated from Middletown High School in 1939 and was a 1943 graduate of SUNY-College at Fredonia. She earned her masters degree in music from Columbia University in 1950.
At the age of 10, she hosted a radio program entitled, 'The Girl and her Piano' that aired for four years on a radio station in Newburgh. She was the piano accompanist for the Apollo Men's Group in New York; the musical director for the junior ensemble of the Sixteener's in New York; and a junior high school music teacher in Middletown for three years and in Jeffersonville for five years.
As an active member of the Central Congregational Church, Mrs. Bachelder directed several children's plays and musicals at the church and was a member of the church's Women's Union.
She loved to cook. She was an active member of the Kalmia Club.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Stephen Bachelder; one son, Robert S. Bachelder of North Oxfore, Mass,; one daughter Judith Lea Bachelder of North Attleboro; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm Sunday, July 26, at the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, Mass.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, July 27, in the Central Congregational Church, 115 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, North Attleboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Memeorial Gifts Committee of the Central Congregational Church, PO Box 1319, Attleboro Falls,Mass. 02763."
--Middletown Times Herald Record --
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