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Marie S. Towne
NEWPORT—Annette Batchelder,73, went home to be with her family and friends in Heaven on February 3, 2012. She was born August 4, 1938 in Brewer. Annette was a lifelong resident of Newport and a foster daughter of Edna and the late Carl Chambers of Newport.

Annette held several jobs over the years in Florida and Maine. She was active with children, including Girl Scouts, cheer mother and Sunday school at the High Street Congregational Church. She was a former vice president of the Newport Senior Citizens. She was known as “Nutty” by many friends and had lived in the Newport Inn for the last several years where she enjoyed helping others. Her relationships with her close friends were very important to her. She will be loved and missed always.

In addition to her foster mother, Edna Chambers of Newport, she is survived by 2 sons and their wives, Jeffrey Nickerson, Sr. and May of Palmyra and Richard Nickerson, Sr. and Michele of Charleston; a daughter, Tammy Oldenburg and husband Tracy of Newport; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jr., Rebekah, Andrew, Nicole, Richard, Jr., Cody Rose, Brandon J., Ben, John, Brandon O.; 3 great grandchildren; foster brother, Robert Chambers; foster sister, Barbara Lander; 2 sisters, Marguerite and Lillian; brother George; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Holly Sue Nickerson; husband, Howard Nickerson, Jr.; a son, Russ A. Batchelder; 2 sisters, Edna and Caroline; and 2 brothers, Richard and Ken Connor.

At her request, there will be no services at this time. Spring graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Cultural Center, 23 Water Street, Newport, ME 04953. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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