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Shirley Harrison Batty

December 26, 1923 ~ August 15, 2017 (age 93)
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Shirley Harrison Batty, 93, of Northford, beloved wife of the late Joseph Batty, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at home with her family by her side.  Shirley was born at home in North Branford on December 26, 1923 to the late Nathan and Bessie (Lewis) Harrison. 

She was a longtime resident of Northford where she made her home and raised her family with her husband Joseph.  Shirley served our country in the Women’s Army Corp during WWII and was honorably discharged as a United States veteran.  After being married in 1948 she was a full time homemaker but always made time for outside community work and volunteering.  Shirley was a part time teacher at a local nursery school for many years and she served as the district leader for the 1970 United States Census. In her later years, Shirley was a volunteer for her local hospice facility and was recognized for giving over 500 hours to assist in the care of those under hospice care as well as their families.  She was a member of the North Branford Senior Center and will be missed by her many friends for her keen ability at playing pinochle.

Shirley is survived by her four children; daughter Joan Rice, daughter Carol Cove and her husband James, daughter Cindy Prodoti, and her son David Batty Sr. and his wife Marta. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren whom affectionately called her “Gigi”.  Shirley was predeceased by her brother Albert Harrison and her grandson David Batty Jr. 

At Shirley’s request services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.  Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.  

Charitable donations may be made to:

Connecticut Hospice
100 Double Beach Rd, Branford CT 06405

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