ROCHESTER — Nicholas C. Bateman, age 27 of Rochester, MA, lost his well-fought struggle with addiction on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Nick was the son of proud parent’s Craig and Janice (Mello) Bateman of Rochester, a 2006 graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
He was employed with the International Laborers Union Local 22 of Malden, MA, and contributed to a number of major construction projects in Boston, MA. Nick enjoyed working out at the gym, making people laugh and helping others. Each year Nick looked forward to the St. John Neumann Festival and the 5k road race in Duxbury, “A Cure in the Nick of Time,” which benefitted the Batten Disease Foundation.
In addition to his parents, Nick is survived by his two loving sisters, Jillian Bateman of Murrysville, PA and Allison Bateman of Rochester; his grandmother Janice Souza of Clearwater, FL; his caring uncles and aunts David and Charlotte Mello, Steve Mello, Edward Bateman, Gerald Bateman and Shelley Mello; and his girlfriend Renee Leblanc and her young children Halle and Lylah of Taunton, whom he adored. The matriarch of the family, the late Mary Jo Mello, will be looking forward to his arrival.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 9AM from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10AM in St. John Neumann Church, 157 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8PM. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to, A Cure in the Nick of Time, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, Attn. Mary Beth Kiser, PO Box 50221, Austin, TX 78763 or www.acureinthenickoftime.com. For directions and online registration, please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com