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Barbara J. Hatchell


WATERTOWN- Barbara J. Hatchell, 85, of 133 Pratt Street and long time resident of Antwerp died Friday evening November 22, 2013 at Hospice of Jefferson County at Ellis Farms. She had been a resident at Samaritan Keep Home since 2006. She passed away while surrounded by her children and with much love.

Born January 8, 1928 in Evans Mills, she was the daughter of Robert and Josephine Palmer Howard and was a graduate of Antwerp High School. She earned her certificate as a Certified Nurse’s Aid from Jefferson-Lewis BOCES and was employed for many years at Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1990.

Barbara enjoyed reading.

Survivors include four daughters and a son-in-law, Roberta Gancarz, Syracuse, Sally Ball, Natural Bridge, Julie and Allen deMaille, Tucson, AZ and Sandy Staves, Manteca, CA; fours sons and their wives, Robert and Ann Ball, Natural Bridge, Michael Ball and Janet Tuohy, Rochester, Steven and Carol Hatchell and David and Susan Hatchell, all of Watertown; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Howard and her fourteenth grandchild, Cassidy J. Ball.

A private memorial service will be held. Interment will be at Evans Mills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Watertown SPCA.

Condolences may be made online at

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