Gertrude Currier Batchelder

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Gertrude Currier Batchelder

June 23, 1924 - January 25, 2019

Gertrude Currier Batchelder South Dennis, MA - Gertrude Currier Batchelder was born June 23, 1924 in Andover, daughter of Sidney S. and Isabella (Gamble) Batchelder.
Known as Trudy, she attended Andover Public Schools, the two room West Center School on Beacon Street near the West Parish Church where she was an member of the Church Youth Choir. Trudy graduated from Punchard High School in 1942. While at high school Trudy was active in student life, athletics, class plays and joined the newly formed Punchard High School “Girls Marching Band” as a line drummer.
Trudy graduated from Charles Secretarial School in Cambridge, MA and immediately accepted a government job as a secretary in the radar research and development laboratory at M.I.T.
At the end of the WWII, Trudy set her sights on Washington D.C. and worked for the Department of Naval Research Laboratory for 35 years. Trudy lived in Cheverly, MD, was a
member the Hyattsville Presbyterian Church and joined the church choir. Trudy had an
outgoing nature, great sense of humor and genuine love for people that endeared her to everyone.
Trudy retired to New England in 1981 residing in South Dennis, MA. She was a member of the Dennis Congregational Church and the church choir. Trudy was a member of the Cranberry Shores Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s, Hyannis, singing in concerts throughout the area for 20 years.
For the past ten years Trudy has enjoyed provided home care from Home to Stay of South Yarmouth and by her nephew James S. Batchelder, formerly of Andover, MA, now Naples, FL.
A special thank you to care giver and friend Ms. Kelly Moorhead, who always went the extra mile to provide for all Trudy’s needs.
Gertrude is survived by one brother Loring Batchelder of Lexington, MA, fifteen nieces and nephews, many great and grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers; S. Abbott Batchelder of Andover, Albert L. Batchelder of Greenwich, NY, David Batchelder of Andover, sisters Isabel B. Hodgson of Hillsboro, N.H. and Priscilla A. Tyning of Lawrence.
Private interment will be at West Parish Garden Cemetery, Andover, at a future date.
Published on February 21, 2019
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