Miscellaneous Essex County, Massachusetts Obituaries


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Rose Angeloni
Rose Angeloni, 77, of Haverhill, died Friday at Massachusetts General 
Hospital after a brief illness.
Born and educated in Haverhill, she retired from the local shoe industry, 
last working for Cristy Shoe Co.
Mrs. Angeloni was a former member of St. Rita Parish and its Catholic 
Women's Club and was a member of All Saints Parish.
She leaves her husband of 55 years, Samuel Angeloni; son Michael and wife 
Theresa of Haverhill; daughter Rosemarie Angeloni of Plaistow, N.H.; 
brothers Joseph Vinci of Haverhill and Raymond Vinci of New York; four 
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass was held in All Saints Church.
Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Scatamacchia Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

William R.E. Brigham, Sr.
William R.E. Brigham, Sr., 69, of Haverhill, died June 1 at Lawrence 
General Hospital.
He was born in Holderness, N.H., to the late Frederick and Beatrice 
Brigham and had been a resident of Haverhill all his life. He was educated 
in Haverhill schools.
He had been employed in the construction industry in the Greater Boston 
area until his retirement. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Brigham was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Haverhill, and was a 
member of the Lorraine Post No. 29, VFW.
He is survived by daughters Christine Padilla of Manchester, N.H., Carole 
Salvatore of Fremont, N.H., Audrey Musso of Epping, N.H., Susan Ouellette 
of Alton, Maine and Joyce McCassie of Portsmouth, N.H.; 17 grandchildren; 
and eight great-grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Sgt. William R. Brigham, Jr. U.S.A.
Services were Monday at Trinity Episcopal. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by C. Frank Linnehan and Son Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

William C. Card
William C. Card, 70, of Groveland, died last Wednesday at Hale Hospital.
Mr. Card was born in Lynn to the late William and Marie Card. He was 
educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1950. 
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War for four 
He had been employed in the equipment/installation department of Bell 
Atlantic until his retirement in 1994.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Haverhill, and the 
Haverhill AmVets Post 147.
Mr. Card is survived by his wife, Gloria; daughter Carol and her husband 
Thomas Goodwin of West Newbury; sons John Card of Nashua and Scott and his 
wife, Wendy, of Haverhill; grandchildren Taylor, Amber and Tenley Goodwin, 
all of West Newbury; sister Marie C. Casey of Lynn; and several nieces and 
A Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church.
Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland.
Arrangements were handled by C. Frank Linnehan and Son Funeral Home, 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Catherine D. Clemons
Catherine D. Clemons, 92, of Haverhill, died Friday at Blaire House in 
She was the wife of the late John Rollins Clemons, who died in 1975.
She was born in Hyde Park to the late Patrick and Margaret Downey.
Mrs. Clemons graduated from Miss Michaud's Secretarial School in Boston. 
She moved to Haverhill in 1936 and had been a resident ever since. She was 
employed as a stenographer for the Massachusetts Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She was later a receptionist for 
Hartman Shoe on Duncan St.
Mrs. Clemons was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Haverhill, and 
it's Catholic Women's Club.
Her survivors include sons and their wives John Downey Clemons and Linda 
of Sandown, N.H. and Walter W. Clemons and Judith of Georgetown; four 
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.
A funeral Mass was Tuesday in St. John the Baptist Church.
Burial was in Linwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 A First Ave., 
Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.
Arrangements were handled by H.L. Farmer and Sons. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Alba Ennis
Alba Ennis, 73, of Haverhill, died Saturday at Kenoza Manor Nursing Home 
following a long illness.
Born and educated in Haverhill, Mrs. Ennis worked at Haverhill Citizens 
Center and City Hall before retiring in 1990.
She leaves husband Arthur Ennis; sons Paul Davenport of Haverhill and 
James Taker and John Ennis of Bradford; daughters Natalie Taker of 
Haverhill and Anne Ramey of Epping, N.H.; brother John Giolito of 
Haverhill; sister Edda Lawrence of Haverhill; 13 grandchildren; and 
several nieces and nephews.
Burial was private.
Arrangements were handled by Scatamacchia Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Raymond Fernandez
Raymond Fernandez, 42, died Wednesday at New England Medical Center.
Mr. Fernandez worked at Haffner's in Haverhill.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he attended Haverhill schools. He lived in 
Haverhill for the last 25 years.
He leaves mother Michelle Gaetano and brother Jose Gaetano, both of 
Haverhill; sisters Linda Fernandez, Julie Fernandez, Mercedes Florentino 
and Tara Gaetano, all of Haverhill and Denise Kloepping of Stroudsburg, 
Pa.; step-brothers Mercy and Geraldo Gaetano of Haverhill; and several 
aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were handled by Scatamacchia Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Nancy G. Fitzgerald
Nancy G. Fitzgerald, 40, of Haverhill, died Wednesday at Hale Hospital.
She was a former director of helping mentally handicapped adults.
Born in Richmond, Va., she attended Richmond schools and graduated from 
the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
She moved to Haverhill several years ago.
She leaves brothers Robert Cox of Somers, Conn.; sisters Karen Myrick of 
Hickory, N.C. and Jill Olson of Georgetown; close friend Ed Fitzgerald of 
Haverhill; and several aunts, uncles and a nephew.
Services were private.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond.
Arrangements were by Merrimack Valley Funeral Home, Methuen. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Danial J. Forte, Jr.
Danial J. Forte, Sr., 64, of Haverhill, died Sunday at his residence.
He was born in Haverhill to the late John and Catherine Forte.
Educated in Haverhill schools, he graduated from Haverhill Trade School 
and later earned his associate's degree in counseling at Northern Essex 
Community College.
Mr. Forte was also in the U.S. Army.
For many years he was employed at the former DD Chase Lumber Company of 
Haverhill and was later employed as a certified nursing assistant at 
Lakeview House Nursing Home and Baldpate Hospital. He was also employed as 
a counselor for drug and alcohol addiction for the State of Massachusetts 
and was very active in AA throughout the Merrimack Valley.
He was married to the late Jane Forte, who died June 28, 1999.
His survivors include a son, Daniel Jr. and his wife Debra of Haverhill; 
sister Ellen Hurn and husband Peter of Haverhill; sons Jack and his wife 
Patricia Mimms of Methuen, Jonathan Lee and his wife Laurie Mimms of 
Haverhill; two step-daughters Lisa Walter of Haverhill and John "Cookie" 
Mimms of Lynn; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several 
step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Joy Sullivan.
Burial was private.
Arrangements were handled by H.L. Farmer and Sons. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Olga A. Frederick
Olga A. Frederick, 77, of Haverhill, died last Monday at Penacook Place. 
Mrs. Frederick was an assembler at AT&T and the former Western Electric 
Co. for more than 30 years until she retired.
Born and educated in Haverhill, she graduated from Haverhill High in 1941.
Mrs. Frederick attended All Saints Church, the former St. George Church. 
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and Communication 
Workers of America.
The widow of Walter Frederick, she leaves daughter and son-in-law Linda 
and Stephen "Fred" Ward of Brockton and twin brother Albert Chaplick of 
A Mass was held in All Saints Church. Burial was in Lithuanian Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., 
Framingham, MA 01843. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Gladys Ladd
Gladys Ladd, 91, of Haverhill, died Saturday at her home.
She was born in Dalton, Ohio, to the late A. Fred and Jane Kanel. 
After moving to Haverhill, she was employed as a registered nurse at the 
Stevens Bennett Home.
Mrs. Ladd was married to the late Joseph Affleck Ladd.
Funeral services will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

A. Lawrence Leathers
A. Lawrence Leathers, 90, of Ward Hill, died Thursday at Kenoza Manor 
Nursing Home. 
Rev. Leathers began his pastorate at Ward Hill Church of Christ and was 
ordained in 1977. He retired as pastor of the church in 1981.
Born and educated in Haverhill, he graduated from Haverhill High.
He had also worked at various dairies, including the former H.R. Noyes 
Dairy for 17 years and the former Carters Dairy.
The widower of Beatrice Leathers, he leaves son and daughter-in-law 
Lawrence and Else of Palm Bay, Fla.; daughters Constance and Myrna 
Constantineau, both of Methuen; 12 grandchildren; and 14 
great-grandchildren. He was also the father of the late Glendon Leathers.
Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Ward Hill Church of Christ, 34 M. St., Ward Hill, 
MA 01835. 
Arrangements were handled by H.L. Farmer and Sons. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Mary S. Murphy
Mary Soffron Murphy, 71, of Ipswich, died last Wednesday in Caldwell 
Nursing Home following a long illness.
Born in Gloucester to Thomas Soffron of Ipswich and the late Gladys 
Soffron, she was a 1946 graduate of Ipswich public schools. As a young 
woman, she was employed in the family business, the former Soffron 
Brothers Clam Company of Ipswich. She later worked at AT&T before she 
retired in 1993. For many of those years she lived in Haverhilll. 
Following her retirement, she moved to Agawam Village. 
Mrs. Murphy loved animals and volunteered at the Animal Rescue League, 
where she arranged animal adoptions. She was a member of Sacred Hearts 
Church of Ipswich.
In addition to her father, she is survived by a step-mother, Sophie 
Soffron of Ipswich; daughter Sharon Murphy of Salisbury; sons Scott Prisby 
of Ipswich and Sean and his wife Kathleen Murphy of Chelmsford; 
grandchildren Connor and Reilly Murphy of Chelmsford. She is also survived 
by an aunt, Virginia Soffron of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.; brothers 
Nicholas Soffron of Ipswich and Thomas Soffron of Exeter, N.H.; and 
several cousins.
Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.
Arrangements were handled by Whittier-Porter Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Caldwell Nursing Home Van Fund, 16 Green St., 
Ipswich, MA 01938. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Jacqueline Rinfret
Jacqueline Rinfret, 33, of Rochester, N.H. and formerly of Haverhill, died 
Sunday at Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She was born in Melrose and for many years had been a resident of 
Groveland, living with the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity until 
1994. Since 1994 she resided in a Haverhill community residence and from 
1998 she shared a residence with her friends Roberta Smith and Jeffrey 
For the past several years she was employed with Career Resources, Inc.
She is survived by her many friends at coworkers at Career Resources.
The funeral is Thursday, June 8, at 8:15 a.m. at C. Frank Linnehan and 
Son-Noonan Funeral Home, 52 Salem St., Bradford, followed by a funeral 
Mass at 9 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 114 Lincoln Ave., 
Haverhill. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Judith C. Segel
Judith Crawford Segel, 56, of Haverhill, died late Thursday night at 
Penacook Place.
She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. to Shirley Frost of Haverhill and the 
late Lloyd Crawford.
She came to Haverhill at an early age and had been a resident since. A 
1961 Haverhill High graduate, she also received a degree from Westbrook 
College, Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Segel was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, James 
Brickett Chapter, Haverhill City Women's Club, and the American Legion 
Auxiliary. She was also past worthy advisor of Haverhill Assembly #39 of 
the Order of Rainbow for Girls.
The widow of Robert M. Segel, who died in 1993, she is survived by her 
mother and her mother's husband, George Frost of Haverhill; daughter Susan 
E. Wilson and son Steven Wilson, both of Haverhill; brother James Crawford 
of Porter, Maine; four grandsons; and several cousins. She also leaves 
close friend Gale Britton of Haverhill.
A graveside service is Sunday at 11 a.m. in Maplewood North Parish 
Cemetery, Plaistow, N.H.
Family will receive family and friends after the service at American 
Legion Farm Hall across the street.
Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Mary F. Souza
Mary F. Souza, 60, of Ocklawaha, Fla. and formerly of Haverhill, died 
Thursday at her residence. 
She was born in Haverhill and moved to Florida in 1989, where she worked 
as a certified nurse's assistant for New Horizon Rehabilitation Center for 
10 years before retiring.
She attended St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Silver Springs.
She is survived by her husband John J. Souza; daughters Carolann Jones 
and Laurieann Yannakoureas of Silver Springs, Fla., Linda Jean Bowen of 
Bradford and Cindy Carrubba of Fremont, N.H.; son John Souza, Jr. of 
Silver Springs, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were handled by Hiers Belleview Funeral Home, Belleview, Fla. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Ethel Stuart
Ethel Stuart, formally of Amesbury, passed away in Spring Hill, Fla. April 
4 after a lengthy illness.
In addition to many Haverhill friends, she is survived by husband Armand, 
daughter Patricia Moore and husband Edwin of Methuen; grandson Richard 
Bennett, his wife Laurie and great-grandson Carter; grandson George 
Bennett, wife Michelle and great-grandson Nicholas.
A memorial Mass is July 1 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Amesbury.
Refreshments will follow at St. Joseph's hall. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Albert G. Trudel
Albert G. Trudel, 45, of Phoenix, Ariz. and formerly of Haverhill, died 
Wednesday at the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix.
Born in Haverhill, he attended St. Joseph Grammar School and Haverhill 
High, graduating in 1972. Mr. Trundell served in the U.S. Air Force and 
later worked as a mechanic and installer for New England Telephone. He 
later transferred to U.S. West, where he had worked for 15 years. 
He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Church, Phoenix, and an avid 
sports fan of the Diamond Backs, the Cardinals and the Phoenix Suns. 
He is survived by his wife, Donna Trudel; daughters Lindsey, Meredith and 
Alyssa, all of Phoenix; parents Lionel and Theresa Trudel of Haverhill; 
maternal grandmother Evelyn Renaud of Haverhill; brother Thomas Trudel of 
San Antonio, Texas; and three sisters, Susan Trudel of Haverhill, Patricia 
Trudel of Newport Beach, Calif. and Donna Newman of Hampton, N.H.
Calling hours are Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 
47 Broadway, Haverhill.
His funeral is Saturday at 8 a.m. at the funeral home with a 9 a.m. Mass 
at All Saints Church.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

William F. Wilson Sr.
William Francis Wilson Sr., 66, of Haverhill, died Wednesday at 
Massachusetts General Hospital.
He was born in Haverhill to the late Ernest and Mary Wilson. 
Educated in Haverhill schools, Mr. Wilson was a 1953 graduate of Haverhill 
Trade School.
Mr. Wilson served in Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
For over 30 years, he was employed as a millwright at the former Western 
Electric, now Lucent Technologies, until his retirement in the late 1980s.
He was a member of Sacred Hearts Church and the Pioneers of America.
His survivors include his wife of 44 years, Eleanor Wilson of Haverhill; 
sons William Jr. and wife Robin of Haverhill, Michael and wife Jane of 
Freemont, N.H., John and wife Jodi of Haverhill, Paul and his wife Karen 
of Haverhill and Andrew and his wife Michelle of Plaistow, N.H.; sisters 
Claire Desmarais of Haverhill, Marilyn Lebor of Wakefield, N.H. and 
Kathleen Syvinski of Haverhill; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and 
He was also the brother of the late Ernest C. Wilson Jr.
A Mass was held at Sacred Hearts Church.
Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by H.L. Farmer and Sons.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., 
Framingham, MA 01701. 
 - Published June 14, 2000

Forrest E. Wright
Forrest E. Wright, 60, of Bradford, died Tuesday morning at Massachusetts 
General Hospital.
A lifelong city resident, Mr. Wright graduated from Haverhill High in 
1958, and later from the Maine Maritime Academy and Maine Central 
Mr. Wright was a retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy reserves 
and was active in naval intelligence. He was employed as a crime 
investigator for the US. Dept. of the Treasury, retiring in 1992. He was 
most recently a contract investigator for the U.S. Department of the State.
He was a member of First Church of Christ, Bradford, the Saggahew Lodge 
A.F.&A.M. of Haverhill, Fidelity Chapter No,. 90, Order of Eastern Star, 
and was the secretary and sergeant of arms charter member of the New 
Hampshire Criminal Investigator Association.
Mr. Wright was an avid golfer and fisherman.
In addition to his wife of 37 years, Paula Wright of Bradford, he is 
survived by daughters and their husbands, Dr. Paula and David Boulanger of 
Andover and Pamela and John Jorgensen of Haverhill; brother Dr. Richard C. 
Wright and wife Cynthia of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandson Matthew Boulanger of 
Andover; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral is Friday morning at 11 a.m. at First Church of Christ, 
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Calling hours are at H.L. Farmer and Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South 
Main Street, Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. A Masonic service at the funeral 
home is at 5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to First Church of Christ Steeple Fund, 10 Church 
St., Bradford, MA 01835.
 - Published June 14, 2000

Dominick Vicedomine
Whether at a 5 a.m. tennis match or a meet at Bradford Swim Club, Dominick A. Vicedomine had his stroke down pat. The 66-year-old had a style about him people grew to respect, as an engineer, a fitness buff or father to an athletic family of six children. Mr. Vicedomine died last Wednesday following a 2<1/2>-year battle with cancer. Among those mourning his loss were members of the swim club where he spent 30 years announcing meets, serving as a director, patron, benefactor and all-around handyman. Even while living in Maine for a short time, he drove 90 minutes each way to do his duty at the swim club each Saturday during the summer. "He was the voice of Bradford and nobody could ever duplicate it," said Leon Deroian, swim club director. "Vice gave a lot of quality time to our club and developed a ton of respect from the kids." Six were his own, all bona fide stars who swam at Haverhill High School and in college. Counting graduate school, all were in higher education at the same time and chose engineering as a career, just like their father. Mr. Vicedomine retired from AT&T in 1994 after 28 years employment. Each morning at the stroke of 5, he would join his colleagues for tennis at Cedardale Health Club. The Early Birds are a dynasty and Mr. Vicedomine was their historian and archivist. He was also one of the original Rudy's Tigers, a coterie of fitness buffs organized at the Haverhill YMCA by the late Rudy Valenzi. They tackled workouts with a roar and ran through the streets in tiger jerseys. "Dom put us through the drills," said longtime friend Bernard Clohisy, who said Mr. Vicedomine also possessed a tremendous capacity for remembering names. Joseph J. Giampa fondly recalls the Early Bird Italian breakfasts each Memorial Day weekend which Mr. Vicedomine helped prepare. He also helped students with a science project. "He wasn't the type who would talk about himself," said Giampa. "It took us years to find out he was once in a seminary studying for the priesthood. No matter where he went, there was always this allegiance for Haverhill." Arthur Shahian said "being with him was like reliving your youth. He'd squeeze the fun out of life. I used to ask his advice and never took it. I was usually wrong." Shahian, who hosts the annual Italian breakfasts, will dedicate the event after his late pal and co-worker. Realtor Morris J. Piccolo, another original Tiger, recalled the "drill sergeant" approach Mr. Vicedomine took in leading the workouts. "He'd bark out those commands with reckless abandon," Piccolo said. "He kept us on our toes." Daughter Catherine Vicedomine said her dad as an exceptional role model when it came to responsibility and commitment. The concept of "student-athlete" was high on his code. Mr. Vicedomine was born in Hudson, N.Y., son of the late Michael and Lucia Vicedomine, and was a longtime resident of Bradford before moving to Newburyport two years ago. He earned his bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received a master's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He was employed at Westinghouse in New York and also by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. Mr. Vicedomine served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy where he belonged to the military band. He moved to Bradford and was an engineer at the former Western Electric Co., North Andover, before retiring in 1994. He also taught part time at Merrimack College, North Andover, and was a former member of Sacred Hearts Church. He leaves his wife Anne of 43 years; four sons, Michael, Houston; Patrick, Medford; Joseph and his wife Tricia, Reston, Va., and James and his wife Noelle Keach, Merrimac; two daughters, Catherine Vicedomine, Andover, and Barbara Gorman, Amesbury; two sisters, Carmella Julian and Rose Esposito, both of Latham, N.Y.; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by the H.L. Farmer and Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 66Y Concord St., Wilmington MA 01887 or Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence MA 01843. 
 - Published June 14, 2000 

Charles Batchelder Jr.
Charles D. Batchelder Jr., a high school graphic arts instructor for 20 years, died Monday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen after a two-year struggle with brain cancer. He was 66. Mr. Batchelder joined the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School staff in 1980 after many years as a compositor for The Haverhill Gazette. He devoted four decades to his field before illness forced his retirement a year ago. Even ill, he was among the first to arrive at school each day and the last to leave. "Nothing kept him away, not even his chemotherapy treatments,' said Robert J. Hanagan, his longtime sidekick. "Charlie was the backbone of this department. He took care of the cash flow and handled all the records. Quite a few of his proteges went on to college and carved out a career in graphic arts. Many came back to thank the man who made their success possible." Nothing brought him greater pride than the school newspaper, "Technically Speaking." Not only did he handle the production for the nationally-acclaimed journal, he also devoted his time as a freelance photographer. "Charlie was a father figure to many of these kids," said Brian F. Trainor, an instructor for the past four years. "He had a firm guiding hand. I probably wouldn't have made it though my first year of teaching if it wasn't for him." Idalia Ovando was a sophomore in his class and never took graphic arts seriously until she crossed paths with Mr. Batchelder. "He was strong, brave and always so well prepared," said the student. "What could have been complicated was made very simple." At The Gazette, Mr. Batchelder was one of a few who found transition from hot metal to cold type easy. He was respected for his work ethic and he took apprentices under his wing. "Aside from being a good craftsman, I can never recall him taking a sick day," said Richard W. Pearl, a one-time colleague. Scott Williams, assistant superintendent-director at Whittier Tech, said Mr. Batchelder often showed up on Saturdays and evenings to finish jobs. He was named Employee of the Month last June. Mr. Batchelder was born in Stoneham, March 14, 1933, son of the late Charles D. Batchelder Sr. and Mildred (Riley) Batchelder. He was a 1951 graduate of Haverhill Trade School and also attended Northern Essex Community College and the New England Institute of Anatomy Sanitary Science, Embalming and Funeral Directing. He served with the U. S. Air Force from 1951 to 1961 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. For many years, he was a self-employed bookkeeper and tax preparer and also worked many years as a licensed funeral director with H.L. Farmer & Sons. Mr. Batchelder was a 33rd degree Mason; past senior grand warden, Grand Lodge of Massachusetts; past district deputy grand master, Newburyport 10th Masonic District; past master and secretary, Merrimack Lodge, F & AM; secretary, Saggahew Lodge Scottish Rites Bodies Freemasons Hall Association; Haverhill Commandry KT No. 14 Pentucket Chapter; Whittier Chapter, Order of Demolay; and past patron, Fidelity Chapter No. 90, Order of Eastern Star. He was also former treasurer of the Haverhill Kiwanis Club and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He leaves his wife of 47 years, Helen A. (Dichard) Batchelder, Haverhill; two sons, Charles D. Batchelder III and his wife Patricia, Plaistow, N.H., and Gregory O. Batchelder and his wife Frances, Haverhill; three daughters, Cheryl A. and her husband Stanley Ward, Jan E. Asadorian and Laurie J. Groves, all of Haverhill; a brother, Daniel Batchelder and his wife Charlotte, Haverhill; a stepbrother, Alvin McQuarrie , and his wife Joan, Chelmsford; 12 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Diane M. Batchelder, who died in 1977. His funeral is Thursday morning at 11 at Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Calling hours were scheduled Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Members of Merrimack Lodge will conduct a Masonic service at 6:45. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 66Y Concord St., Wilmington MA 01887. 
 - Published June 14, 2000