David F. Battey

  • "David was a wonderful neighbor, always willing to help and..."
    - Richard and Susan Turcotte
  • "I was one of the many students Mr. Battey taught to drive. ..."
    - Lori Gaudreau
  • "So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. You and your family are..."
  • "To the Battey family, my thoughts and prayers are with you,..."
  • "With love and prayers and all the faith that Dave is safe..."
    - Dennis and Barbara Siggins

David F. Battey, 85, died January 8, 2017 following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 11, 1931, he was the son of Harry E. and Blanche (Joy) Battey.

Prior to his retirement, David was a teacher for 30 years at Goffstown High School, where he served as Head of the Technology Department. He also was the longtime instructor for the Driver Education Program and taught 2,200 students to drive. He was an active member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and former member of Goffstown Masonic Bible Lodge. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air National Guard and United States Air Force.

Members of his family include his wife of 56 years, Margaret L. Battey; four children, Eric F. (Karyn) Battey, Mark S. (Angie) Battey, Craig D. Battey and Cheri M. Battey, all of Goffstown; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Eryn, Michael, Nathan, Brendan, Katherine, Stephen, Haley and Kevin. He also is survived by two sisters, Pauline Beauchemin and Lucy (Eddie) Dobe, and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast St., Goffstown. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Church, 7 North Mast Street, Goffstown. Spring burial will include military honors. For more information or to sign an online guestbook, go to www.frenchandrising.com.


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Goffstown, NH 03045
(603) 497-4711
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Published in Union Leader on Jan. 11, 2017
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