Cumberland – Surrounded by his loving family, E. Jerome (Jerry) Batty, 73, of Tower Hill Road, after a courageous two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer, died Friday, January 18, 2019, at Hope Hospice, Providence. Jerry, for forty-seven years, was the beloved husband of Gayle (Rogers) Batty.
Born in Providence, son of the late William R. Batty, Jr. and the late Ruth Mathewson Costa, Jerry had lived in Cumberland for the past forty-five years.
Jerry was a graduate of Mount Hermon School, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University, and his Juris Doctorate from Boston University where he was a member of the Law Review. While at Brown, Jerry was captain of the football team and a lacrosse all-American. He is a member of both the Brown and Northfield Mount Hermon Athletic Halls of Fame.
Jerry had a distinguished and successful forty-five year career as an attorney for Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, Providence, where his specialty was real estate law. Recognized both regionally and nationally, Jerry was the recipient of numerous professional awards and honors. More importantly, he enjoyed his work and valued his colleagues and clients.
Besides his wife, Jerry is survived by one daughter, Jordan Chase Batty of Warwick; one son, Jesse William Batty and his wife Kate, of Portland, OR; two beloved grandchildren, Annabelle Ruth and Theo Jerome; two brothers, William R. Batty III, and his wife Linda, of Orleans, MA, and Stephen Mathewson Batty of Burlington, VT.
A Service of Remembrance will be celebrated Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Wednesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. His burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jerry's memory to MacColl YMCA, 32 Breakneck Hill Road, Lincoln, R.I. 02865, or to The Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, would be appreciated.
32 Breakneck Hill Road, Lincoln RI 02865
The Jimmy Fund
c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston MA 02284-9168