Pelham, New Hampshire — Suzanne Ellen (Teutonico) Batcheller passed away on June 7, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Bob Batcheller, of Pelham, N.H.
She was born in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954. She was a devoted and loving mother, loved her husband deeply, and absolutely adored playing with and caring for her grandchildren. She worked for nearly 30 years as a cashier at Purity Supreme in Pelham, where she made several lifelong friendships. She enjoyed reading, watching movies and CSI, swimming, the ocean, and traveling. Her many trips included Caribbean cruises with the “girls” from work, an extended trip to Alaska, several trips to Sweden, two pilgrimages to Medjugorje in Bosnia- Herzegovina, and a much-loved visit to Ireland.
Sue was an active member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Pelham, where she taught catechism, was a member of the Women’s Guild, and co-founder of the long-standing prayer list. She devoted endless hours in prayer and meditation to help others in need, always exemplifying kindness, compassion, and generosity of spirit. Though she was struck by illness seven years ago, which left her wheel-chair bound and dependent on her husband as her primary care giver, she fought courageously over the years to regain her strength and mobility. Her faith helped her to cope with her illness with grace and humor. She was deeply loved by her family and will be missed immensely, but they are comforted in knowing that she is free from suffering, and are sure that she will continue to do God’s work in the after life.
She also leaves her daughters, Christine Booth and her husband, Rich, of Haverhill, Mass., Kathleen Batcheller of Newburyport, Mass., Patrice Peddle and her husband, Ron, of Danville, N.H.; her son, Stephen Batcheller and his partner, Kathleen Rogers of Greenville, N.H.; her grandsons, Michael O’Donnell and his fiancée, Amanda Krohn, of Townsend, Mass., and Jason Peddle and his wife, Caroline, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; granddaughters, Bliss Parsons of Hadley, Mass., and Devin Batcheller of Peterborough, N.H.; her great-granddaughter, Shaylin O’Donnell of Townsend, Mass.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Sue also leaves behind two special friends, Rosemary Dole and David Meltzer, both of Pelham.
Sue was the daughter of the late Ella Gavin and Dr. Arthur Teutonico, and the sister of John Teutonico, Mary DelDuca, Madeline Constantineau, Jean Elwell, and Ruth Teutonico.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call at the Pelham Funeral Home, 11 Nashua Rd, Pelham, from 4 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday. Her funeral will take place from the funeral home, Wednesday, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, Pelham, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Gibson Cemetery. To send online condolensces and information, please go to www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. Those wishing, may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, N.H. 03110. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane, 603-635-3333.