Widad (Ansara) Batten Print E-mail

Widad (Ansara) Batten

Beloved mother and sister;

Widad (Ansara) Batten, 76, of Lowell, died peacefully Saturday February 7, 2015, at her home.

Born in Bethlehem, Palestine, July 13, 1938, the daughter of the late Issa and the late Mary K. (Kuttab) Ansara, she received her education

in Palestine. She later emigrated to the Unites States with her family on June 25, 1956.

Widad worked for several years, most notably, as an assembler in the electronics industry.

An active and loyal member of her church, she belonged to St. George’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell

She enjoyed being with family and friends, especially when she was cooking for family gatherings.

An engaging personality with a contagious laugh, Widad loved to meet people and made those around her feel welcome and comfortable.

She will be deeply missed.

Widad is survived by her beloved son Mark P. Batten and his fiancée Barbara Gerardi of Lowell; two sisters Nahil Zananiri of Lowell and

Huda Diekmann of Evansville, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Mounir, Saliba, George, Juliette Ansara and the late Laurice Bahou.

Batten – In Lowell, MA February 7, 2015,  Widad (Anasara) Batten, 76, at her home. Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL

HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Friday morning

at 9 o’clock followed by a Funeral Service at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in the

Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St.

George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 5 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and

John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.  

Condolences (6)
  • Jill & Scott Ramsey
    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Please accept our condolences.
  • Huda Diekmann  - Widad Batten's Sister from Evansville,IN
    Mark, I'm so very sorry on your great loss of your dear Mother so suddenly and my dear sister. Sorry I couldn't be there with you at this difficult time. I am there in spirit thinking and Praying for you. I love you! Aunt Huda D
  • Paul & Laura Ansara
    Our love & condolences to Mark, Barbara, & surviving aunts. Our prayers are with you!
  • Nadia and Donald Hassey and fa
    Mark, I am very sorry for the loss of Auntie Widad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Rest In Peace Auntie Widad. Nadia and Don Hassey and Family Mark, we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We loved auntie Widad very much. Rest in peace auntie. Nadia and Donald Hassey & family
  • Amy & Bill Welch and Family  - Sorry for your loss
    Mark, We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She will by missed by all who knew her. We will never forget her happy attitude towards life and infectious laugh! She was always the life of the party and we are sure she is dancing in heaven right now with the rest of her family. If there is anything we can do to help you in this difficult time, please do not hesitate to call, cousin. We are here for you and may you find some comfort knowing that many friends and family are thinking of you at this difficult time. Love, Amy, Bill, Hannah and Will
  • Jonathan  - Comfort
    I am so sorry for your loss. Death is soumething that we, as humans, are unable to grow accustomed to. During these grievous times, we seek comfort. I, personally have found comfort in this Bible verse; Revelation 21:4 says God "will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away." I hope this verse has served a source of comfort for you as well. My condolences to the Batten family.
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