Mary Teale Battin

April 24, 1928 - February 27, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 88 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend.

Mary Teale Battin, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA passed away on February 27, 2017 at the Crosslands Retirement community.

Born April 24, 1928 in Des Moines Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marcella (Stearns) Teale.

She and her mother moved to Buffalo, NY in 1941 where she resided until 1950.
In Buffalo, Mary attended the Buffalo Seminary and graduated with a scholarship to Swarthmore College. At Swarthmore she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and graduated in 1950.
While at Swarthmore, she met her future husband, Joseph Battin who was a civil engineering student. Upon graduation in 1950 they married and Joe embarked on an engineering and construction career with the Bechtel Corp. of San Francisco.

With Bechtel, they lived in many places and traveled to many more. In 1978 they were resident in Teheran, Iran when the Shah fell to Khomeini’s forces. Eventually, they moved to San Francisco and remained there for 22 years before moving to the Crossland Community in 2003.

Mary, who was an only child, is survived by her husband Joe, her children, Sheila Monahan and Stephen Battin (wife Elizabeth) and one grandson: Justin Seides.

She became an accomplished hiker, was a world class cook and participated in community affairs at Crosslands First and foremost, she was a wonderful wife, mother and friend and will be much missed.

A Memorial Service will be held for Mary at the Crosslands Community on April 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

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Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

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Memorial Service

April 2, 2017 2:00PM Crosslands Community
Route 926
Kennett Square, PA


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