Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 16, 2014

Margaret "Meg" Bartow Batcheller, 56 Years

Methuen, formerly of Andover — Margaret "Meg" Bartow Batcheller, 56, of Methuen, MA, formerly of Andover, beloved wife of Burt Batcheller and mother of Alec Batcheller, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

She was born in Ithaca, NY, raised in Andover, and moved to Methuen in 1986 when Burt and Meg were married. Meg is the daughter of Leslie Bartow and the late Mary Terry Bartow. Meg was a graduate of Andover High School, class of 1975, and Keuka College where, in 1979, she received her BS in Education. She was employed by the Town of Andover's Community Services Department for the past 17 years. Previously, she supervised the Management Development Department for Wang Laboratories for 12 years.

Meg shared hobbies with her family and many friends including gardening, decorating and cooking. She loved to travel and spent many vacations throughout the U.S. and abroad. She loved spending time with family and friends visiting the lakes and rivers of New England and the rocky coast of Maine. When Alec was young, Meg was the room mother, basketball coach and basketball travel team mom for him. Recently, Meg volunteered at St. Augustine's School in Andover and at the Festival of Trees in Methuen. Meg is survived by her husband, Burton Batcheller; son, Alec Batcheller; father, Leslie Bartow; brother, Terry Bartow and wife, Sandy, of St. Augustine, Florida; sister, Pamela Bartow Carasso and husband, Sandro, of Milan, Italy; mother-in-law, Edith Batcheller and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends were welcomed. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover on Friday, January 10, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations in Meg’s memory may be made to the Alec Batcheller Education Fund, c/o Century Bank, 15 Elm St., Andover, MA 01810. For additional information, please visit