John Thomas Battle of Pepperell, MA

1949 - 2022

US Veteran U.S. Army


August 12, 2022
3-7 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863


August 13, 2022
9:00 A.M.
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

John Thomas Battle, age 73, of Pepperell, MA, passed away quietly in Boston on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

He was the loving husband of Mary Ann (Byron) Battle with whom he would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on September 27th.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Bernard and Margaret (O’Connor) Battle of Lowell.

John attended Sacred Heart School and was graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1967. He attended Northern Essex Community College.

After high school, John enlisted in the Army and saw extensive action in the Ashau Valley in Vietnam with an artillery company of the 101st Airborne and at the Battle of Hamburger Hill.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace (St. Joseph Church) in Pepperell.

Besides his wife, John was the proud father of Kim (Lorrey) Lampron and Chris of Hooksett, NH; Brian Battle of Manchester, NH; Jill Battle of Worcester, MA; and Jennifer (Battle) Vautour and Ryan of North Andover, MA. He was the doting grandfather of Alyssa Lampron, John Battle Vautour, and Chauncy Battle Vautour. He was the brother of Bernard Battle and June of North Chelmsford; and is also survived by many nephews, grandnieces and cousins.

He was also the father of the late Jay Lorrey.


Visiting hours Friday, August 12 from 3-7 PM. at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Saturday, August 13, 9 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pepperell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

4 Condolences for John Thomas Battle of Pepperell, MA

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    Steve & Jane sousa


    Our deepest sympathies to the entire Battles family in their loss. John or JB as we will always remember John was a great, humorous and old friend who when you would see him after a long time would make you feel like you spoke to him the day before. Always with a story and always ask about how everyone was. A true gentleman, friend and just a good person. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP JB.

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    Bob & Sheila Pariseau


    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your beloved brother, John. We are so very sorry for your loss.

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    George Bugler


    Condolences to the entire Battles Family. John was a good Friend at Lowell High School . When I would meet him on occasion after school it was always a pleasure to talk about old times. RIP FRIEND ?????????

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    Colleen Bamford


    My deepest condolences for your loss. May all your happiest memories fill your hearts in the place where it is empty. I am also very grateful for his service to be able to enjoy the freedom we have today.

    My deepest sympathy,
    (Cousin) Colleen Bamford
    (Daughter of Robert and Arlene Bamford)

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