Eleanor R. “Ellie” Batchelder


Eleanor R. “Ellie” Batchelder, 96, died May 22, 2021, at her home. She was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Clarence F. and Millicent A. (Titus) Furbish.

Ellie was married to Harold Batchelder for 29 years until his passing. Ellie was a loyal member of St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church of Bar Harbor, where she was a member of the choir for many years. She was also active in the Acadia Chorale Society.

Ellie is survived by her daughter, Susan Steele, and husband, Reginald, of Massachusetts; granddaughter, Victoria Steele, and husband, Kyle LaRoche; great-grandson Aiden Lucas; sister Marjorie Honeychurch; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Vercoe and husband, Maurice, and Betty Furbish; many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was predeceased by her granddaughter, Catherine Steele, brother Charles Furbish and sister Charlotte Goss.

A memorial service will be celebrated 10 a.m. Aug. 14, 2021, at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, with a reception to follow. Private interment will be at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make contributions in Ellie’s memory to St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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