Donald R. Batchelder passed away at South Shore Hospital Sunday, April 29, 2012. He was the loving husband for 55 years of the late arbara A. (Lyon) Batchelder. Don is survived by his four devoted daughters, Cynthia Hurley of Hanson, Sharon Ladago of Sudbury, VT, Susan Reed of Jeffersonville, VT and Dawn Welch of Quincy. He was also blessed with eight grandchildren. Don was a lifelong resident of Weymouth, worked for the Weymouth Tree Department for 10 years and retired from the Weymouth Fire Department after 25 years of service. He served his country as a Sergeant in the Marines during World War II and the Korean War. Don was a member of the Weymouth American Legion, the Weymouth VFW and the Fifth Fielders of the USMC. He will be remembered for his kind spirit and love of animals, nature and his family. A funeral service will be celebrated at the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St., (Columbian Sq.), S. Weymouth, Thursday May 3 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Thursday at 1:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don's memory to the Mass. Humane Society, 87 Wharf St., Weymouth, MA 02189, www.masshumane.org/. If you would like to leave a message for the family, please visit www.ccshepherd.com. C. C. Shepherd Funeral Service Inc. 134 Pleasant St. S. Weymouth 781-337-0050
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Published in The Weymouth News from May 1 to May 8, 2012