Haverhill — Diane M. (Bateman) Felch, 60, of Berwick, Maine, formerly of Haverhill, Mass., and Raymond, N.H., passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, November 14, 2013, in Berwick.
Diane was born in Haverhill on August 2, 1953, and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Nettie Bateman. Raised in Haverhill, she attended Haverhill schools.
She was the loving wife of the late Howard M. Felch, who passed in 1994. They began to raise their family in Haverhill, prior to moving to Raymond, and resided there for many years. Her passion in life was being a kind mother, grandmother and friend to many. Her activities included her love for the WWE, especially local wrestler, John Cena. Diane was proud of her accomplishment of being a Black Belt in Judo.
Her surviving family members include her cherished children, Peter Felch and his wife, Julianna, of Fremont, N.H., Candi Browning and her husband, Chris, of Barrington, N.H., Cherylanne Felch-Denbow and her husband, Timmothy, of Berwick, Nathan Felch and his wife, Justine, of Sanford, Maine, Jessica Kazantzidis and her husband, John, of Plaistow, N.H., Courtney Felch and her fiancé, Jon Provost of Hudson, N.H., and Destiny Felch of Portsmouth, N.H.; nine grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Brown of Haverhill and Kathy Patterson of Haverhill; the late William Bateman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Thursday morning, November 21, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main Street, Route 125, Bradford, from 9 to 11 a.m. Her funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Interment will follow in New Pine Grove Cemetery, Raymond, N.H. Contributions may be made in Diane’s memory to the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094. For directions, or her guest book, please visit www.driscollcares.com.