EAST HARTFORD, CT - Lorraine (Lozier) Batchelder "Rainey," 91, loving and devoted wife of the late Robert "Bob" Batchelder and longtime resident of East Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on April 5, 2016. Lorraine was born on August 5, 1924 in Millinocket, ME to the late Emile and Earnestine (Angotti) Lozier. Lorraine graduated from Stearns High School in Millinocket, ME and moved to Connecticut, married her husband and spent the rest of her life in East Hartford.
Lorraine worked for 15 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as an administrative assistant in the Engineering Department. She was a passionate reader and enjoyed completing the New York Times crossword puzzle. She was an active supporter of the East Harford and Glastonbury Public Libraries.
Lorraine loved cooking, being home and around the house with occasional trips to Maine and Cape Cod. Mostly, she enjoyed looking out the front window watching the neighborhood children and spending time with her close friends.
Lorraine was fiercely devoted to the wellbeing of her family, especially her loving husband Robert "Bob." She is survived by her 3 sons: Robert Batchelder and his wife Rosemary of Trumbull, CT, John Batchelder of Manhattan, NY, Brian Batchelder and his wife Cindy of Pennington, NJ, daughter Megan Batchelder and Rick Bruley of Vernon, CT, and sister Louise Jacqueline "Jackie" Lorence of Millinocket, ME. She will also be greatly missed by her four cherished grandchildren: Chelsea Boutwell, Claire and Scott Batchelder, and Michelle Denton Muniz and her husband Alberto, Jr. and a great granddaughter, Mia Rose Muniz as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Carroll Lozier and sister, Martha Lozier of Millinocket, ME.
The family would like to offer heartfelt thanks to Rebecca Asiamah who cared deeply for our mom with love and compassion as if she were her own mother. She will be sadly missed.
Lorraine's family will receive friends and family on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT. A memorial service in celebration of her life will occur on Friday, April 15, 2016 for her family and close friends at 10:30 am at the Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT. Burial to follow at the Silver Lane Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lorraine's honor to the Friends of the Wells-Turner Library, 2407 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
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