Clarence H. Batchelder

December 2, 1938March 16, 2020

Clarence Horace "Batch" Batchelder II 81, a longtime resident of Marlborough, NH, passed away peacefully surrounded in the love of his family, on Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Keene Center Genesis in Keene.

His parents, Marie (Warner) and Clarence H. Batchelder, Sr., welcomed their son into the world on December 2, 1938 in Keene, NH. He grew up in Keene and was a 1957 graduate of Keene High School.

Clarence was inducted into the Army on September 14, 1961, serving in active duty for two years. Wanting to continue to serve his country, Clarence transferred to the NH Army National Guard where he continued his service in the 744th Transportation Unit for 22 years until his retirement on October 16, 1994, earning the rank of Sergeant.

A very dedicated and hard worker, Clarence, worked for the Payne Construction Company; Elm City Oil Company; Rice Oil Company, and O’Connell Oil Company in Greenfield, MA. He also worked for the Town of Marlborough.

He was a 25-year member of the Marlborough Fire Department; a member and past post commander of the Croteau-Coutts American Legion Marlborough Post 24; and a member of the Elks Club.

On July 18, 1959, he married the love of his life, Bette Anne Laurendeau. Together, they adopted two children and then had one child of their own. They were married for 52 years until her death in April of 2011.

He loved joking, laughing and helping people. His family, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids brought him immense joy!

He will be greatly missed by many, especially his three children, son Clarence H. "Tiger" Batchelder III of Nelson, NH, daughter, Denise M. Werner and her husband, David, of Lutz, FL, son, Christopher P. Batchelder and his wife, Tammy, of Keene; six grandchildren, Alex Sawtelle of Greenwich, NY, Katie Treshinsky of Peterborough, NH, Shawn Bleau Keene, Stacey Bleau of Troy, NH, Laynie Batchelder of Keene, McKenna Batchelder of Keene; eight great-grandchildren, Chloe, Maddie, Evan, Harper, Terri, Lizza, Molly and Griffin. He is also survived by two sisters, Norma Callahan of Keene, Sandra Theriault Baez, of Interlachen, FL; a brother-in-law, Paul Laurendeau of Nelson; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A celebration of life and graveside service with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Keene, will be held at a date and time to be announced.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Mr. Batchelder’s memory to the Resident Activity Fund at the Keene Center Genesis, 677 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431.


  • A Celebration Of Life And Graveside Service With Military Honors Will Be Held At A Date And Time To Be Announced


Clarence H. Batchelder

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Krista Wilson

March 25, 2020

To the Family of Batch, please accept my condolences! I used to take care of Batch and I enjoyed every single minute of it! Over the three years, he became like my grandad! We have sooooo many good memories, jokes and laughs together. He would definitely be missed by me! I love you Batch!!! *Salutes*

Denise Werner

March 24, 2020

My dad was a BIG teddy bear! Always cracking jokes and making people smile. We had our not so good times but the great times out weigh every other time. I truly want to thank the staff at Genesis Keene Center, unbelievable he loved most all of you and you made his days when we as family couldnt. I am missing him so much but I know he is now pain free and having a big old party!!! And yes "the Warden" is there!💖💖

Robert Trudelle

March 21, 2020

Denise, Tiger, Chris and family
Batch was a great guy who always had a story to tell. When you were having a bad day and you saw batch you left with a smile on your face.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Bob and Donna Trudelle

Wayne and Charlotte Crowell

March 20, 2020

Our sincere condolences to all of Batch's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amy Lawrence

March 19, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing Batch for many years when I worked at the Keene Center. I loved his sense of humor and sharp tongue. He loved happy hour and his family. He always talked about his wife and how much he loved her. His smile was great and could make anyone smile. He love music too. We had some great conversations over the time I knew him. He will be missed! My condolences to his family.