Frank Bateman, beloved husband of Dorothy Zug, died peacefully on July 17th, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Jaffrey with his wife by his side, holding his hand.
He was born on August 3rd, 1927 in Brockton, Mass, son of the late Hilda and Leon Bateman. He lived a life of faith. Frank attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was guided throughout his life by the principles of the Boy Scouts. He attended the Manlius Military Academy where he graduated valedictorian of his class in 1945. He served in the United States Navy from then until 1947.
After the war Frank attended Dartmouth and Tuck School of Business graduating with a BS and an MBA in 1949.
He married Barbara Lindstrom and they had five children. He took over his father's department store business, Bateman's in Lexington, Mass. With the coming of the Burlington Mall he closed the store and established an interior design business.
Frank retired to New Hampshire in 1970 where he restored and renovated several churches and volunteered with Monadnock Habitat for Humanity. He and Dorothy were married in 2003 and had a blessed 15 years together. Frank was a member of the Monadnock Covenant Church and an attender at the Troy Congregational Church.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his five children: Pamela Cahill and her husband James of Ashland, MA; Susan Bateman of Greenup, KY; Cynthia Limerick and her husband Shawn of Chelmsford, MA; Natalie Brotherston and her husband Robert of Chelmsford, MA; and Mark Bateman and his wife Gail of Billerica, MA; his grandchildren, Jeremy Cahill, Justin Cahill, Jillian Carlson, Nicole Brotherston, Dylan Brotherston, and Mackenzie Limerick; four step-children: Lisa Russell of N. Easton, MA; Martha Russell of Andover, MA; Susan Bergen and her husband Floyd of Norman, OK; William Russell and his wife Mary Alice of Martha’s Vineyard, and their families.
A memorial service and celebration of Frank’s life will be held on August 4th, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 197 S. Main Street, Troy, NH 03465.
Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to Habitat International, the Salvation Army, or the Good Shepherd Nursing Home.