December 2, 1925 - March 4, 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 91
Shirley E. Koziatek, 91, of Manchester, died peacefully on March 4, 2017 at Villa Crest Nursing
Home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Manchester on December 2, 1925, she was the daughter of Harold and Lula (Fisher)
Batchelder. She was educated in Manchester and was a graduate of Central High
School. Shirley "the girl next door" married the love of her life, Frank, in 1943. They spent 18
years traveling to their home in Port St. Lucie, FL during the winter months, and were lifelong
parishioners and supporters of Blessed Sacrament Church in Manchester. Before retirement in
1976, she worked for Sears in Women's Fashions.
Shirley loved her family and her home more than anything. She was very artistic and had a
passion for home decorating, sewing, gardening, crafts and fashion. Above all she will be
remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
The family includes her beloved husband of 73 years, Frank W. Koziatek of Manchester; one
son, Stephen F. Koziatek of Manchester; one daughter, Marcia Vartanian and husband Warren
of Merrimack; four grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her
son, Jan Koziatek in 2010; and her grandson.
There are no calling hours or services. Burial will take place at the convenience of the
family. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to: Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Elm St.,
Manchester, NH 03103.