Stephen "Tito" BATCHELDER(1936 - 2013)

Stephen Stanley "Tito" Batchelder, 77, of Canaan, Maine, passed away Sunday, (November 10, 2013), at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Tito was born October 8, 1936, in La Jolla, CA. While stationed at Fort Dix, NJ, he met his future wife, Judith Ann Holden. For almost forty years, he lived in Marlborough, CT, where he owned and operated Holden Graphics, while also serving as a town Police Officer for twenty-five years. Tito will be best known for his enthusiasm in helping others and for his love of adventure. He is survived by Judith, his wife of fifty-one years; his son Stephen and daughter-in-law Pamela; his son Brian and daughter-in-law Pam; and his daughter Susan Popielaski and son-in-law John. Tito also leaves his five beloved grandchildren. A memorial celebrating his life will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his beautiful cabin on Gilman Pond, North New Portland, ME. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to: Gary's House, 97 State St. Portland, ME 04101. Gary's House provides temporary residence for families of terminally ill patients in Portland area hospitals.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 21, 2013