Harry Jackson Batcheller, 81, died peacefully on May 14, 2010 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing Facility, Northboro. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Agnes Munck Batcheller; one daughter, Lori, of Boulder, Colo.; one son, Alan, and his wife, Karen, of Oakhill, Va.; two grandsons, Evan and Miles; the devoted family dog, Cody; and several nieces and nephews.
Born in Albany, New York on June 16, Harry was the son of Hazel Layzell and William Jackson Batcheller. He lived in Northboro, Massachusetts for the past 51 years.
A '46 graduate of Newton High School and of Northeastern University, Harry's accounting career included positions at Liberty Mutual and State Mutual Life Insurance Companies, Worcester County National Bank, and Raytheon. Since his retirement from Intellution, Harry worked as a private tax accountant. He loved numbers, nature and wildlife, cribbage, and traveling-both locally and abroad. Harry served in the Army during WWII. He is a past president of the NAA and served his community through Trinity Church, the Northboro Senior Center, and Northboro Helping Hands. He also co-founded the after school ski program at Ward Hill in Shrewsbury.
Harry's family wish to thank the Beaumont Skilled Nursing Facility staff for the dedicated, skilled, and compassionate care they provided for their father.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11 am at Trinity Church, 23 Main Street, Northboro. There are no calling hours. Burial will be made privately. Memorial donations may be made to National Mill Dog Rescue, PO Box 88468, Colorado Springs, CO 80908 or Trinity Church, 23 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532. Worcester Telegram & Gazette on May 16, 2010