Franca D. Batchelor

March 19, 2013 

Franca D. Batchelor, age 83 passed away peacefully on March 17, 2013 surrounded by her family. Franca was born the daughter of Luigi Daddi and Emma Pasqualetti on July 17, 1929 in Forte Dei Marmi, Italy.

Franca’s passions included, art, painting, and cooking. She especially loved her homemade Italian dishes. Franca was also a Carolina Hurricane’s fan and frequented many Canes games.

Franca was survived by her daughter, Tina B. Williams and husband Chris of Jacksonville, FL and grandson Justin Williams and wife Tara, also of Jacksonville, FL.; Great Grandchildren, Noah and Skylar. Franca also leaves behind her special friends Victor Conani and Mandi Sutton; and her beloved dog Tickabell.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack C. Batchelor and son Robert L. Batchelor.

A visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, funeral service will follow at 3:00pm, in the funeral home chapel

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA of Wake County or the Salvation Army, in memory of Franca. Condolences can be sent to

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