Raymond B. Batchelder BARRE TOWN — Raymond B. Batchelder, 83, of Ridgewood Terrace, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at his home with his family by his side. Born Jan. 23, 1936, in Plainfield, he was the son of Raymond E. and Lucy (Goodrich) Batchelder. Raymond attended schools in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School in 1956. Following graduation, he was employed at Consolidated Memorials Inc. in Barre. In 1956, Raymond joined the National Guard, serving until 1958 when he was inducted into the U.S. Army where he served for a year in Korea before being honorably discharged as a SR-4 Specialist in 1960. Raymond then returned to work at Consolidated Memorials Inc. in 1960 and retired as a general manager in 1997. In 1961, Raymond married Judith Cerutti, of Plainfield. They later divorced. In 1980, he married Francese M. Villa and they made their home in Barre Town. Raymond was a lifelong hunter and fisherman and spent many enjoyable years hunting and fishing in the local area. He was a 32nd Degree of the Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Wyoming Lodge #80 F&AM of Plainfield for over 50 years. Raymond was also a member of the Mount Sinai Shriners #3 of Montpelier, the Barre Rifle and Pistol Club, as well as a life member of the Canadian Club of Barre. Survivors include his wife, Francese Batchelder, of Barre Town; his son, Scott Raymond Batchelder and wife Lori, of Plainfield; his daughter, Allison Rae Domey and husband John, of Plainfield; his stepdaughter, Mary-Ellen Fisher and husband Ryan, of Rutland; four grandchildren Megan Kreis and husband Ryan, of Plainfield, Michael Domey and fiancée Jennifer Weisenburger, of South Carolina, Mara Batchelder and Alicia Batchelder, both of Plainfield; one great-grandson, Waylon Kreis; his brother, David Batchelder and wife Sandra, of Barre Town; as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Emily (Batchelder) Maxfield; his brother, Bertrand Batchelder; and his nephew, Kent Batchelder. A graveside service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Plain-Mont Cemetery in East Montpelier. Per his wishes, there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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