John E. Batchelder – 55

MECHANICVILLE – John E. Batchelder, 55, of West St., died suddenly and unexpectedly Tuesday June 9, 2015 at Samaritan Hospital, Troy. Born in Troy, Nov. 4, 1959, son of Edwin Batchelder of Mechanicville and the late Mary Carmella Piroli Batchelder, a 1978 graduate and football and baseball star for Mechanicville High School.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 11 AM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 PM.In lieu of flowers, John’s family urges that doing a good deed for another is the best way to express one’s appreciation for the life of John E. Batchelder.

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The full obituary will be in the June 18th edition.