In memory of
Mary E. Batch
Mary E. Batch, 89, of Battle Creek, Mich., went to be with her Lord Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Mary was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Iselin, a daughter of Michael and Rita (Beni) Massera. She had been a lifelong resident of the Battle Creek area. On June 2, 1947, she was united in marriage to Frank T. Batch, who survives. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a former member of the Rosary and Altar Society. She enjoyed crocheting, word search puzzles, romance novels, shopping, polkas and her rose garden; and was a room mother at the school. Surviving are her children, John (Marcia) Batch and Dorita (John) Pishko. She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael "Cuddy" Massera, and a sister, Betty Lou Massera. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at the RICHARD A. HENRY FUNERAL HOME, with a rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.henryfuneralhome.org .
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