Edith (Anderson)'s Story

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Edith (Anderson) Batcheller of Andover passed peacefully on April 27, 2016, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, Mass.
Edith was born in Andover at the O’Donnell Sanatorium on June 5, 1925, to Ernest E. and Dorice (Moulton) Anderson. A life-long lover of animals, she grew up at the Pine Grove Hatchery on Ballard Vale Road, tending bee hives and orchards. She attended Bradley School and graduated from Punchard High School in 1943, marrying Burton B. Batcheller two years later.
Edith was active in the Andover community her entire life. She worked at South School, and along Main St. for many years – at the Andover Gift Shop, Mary Ann’s Card and Yarn Shop, and Moose-A-laneous – and volunteered at the Andover Thrift Shop. She spent time outdoors in every season, gardening, cross-country skiing, and taking walks. She loved her family, her friends, and all their pets.

Edith leaves behind her three children, Leslie Gurry and her husband, Gregory of Andover, JoAnn Jacobson and her husband, Robert of Andover, and her son, Burton B. Batcheller, Jr. of Methuen; four grandchildren, Marcie Jacobson of North Andover, Mark Jacobson and his wife, Jennifer of Beverly, Kate Nugent and her husband, Ryan of Melrose, and Alexander Batcheller of Methuen; four great-grandchildren, Russell and Clara Jacobson, Ryley and Shea Nugent; a step-son, Peter Selvin; sister-in-law, Diane Anderson; and a host of other friends and family. She was predeceased by her husbands, Burton B. Batcheller and Maurice Selvin; her daughter-in-law, Margaret (Bartow) Batcheller; and her siblings, Helen Webb, Evelyn Bailey, Ruth Batchelder, and Charles Anderson.
Her memorial service was celebrated in the Chapel at West Parish Garden Cemetery, 129 Reservation Road, Andover, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 11 a.m. Visitation was held, in the chapel, prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow the service in the West Parish Garden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  May 1, 2016
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