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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