ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michael Batty, 76 years old, born on February 14, 1945, and passed away on May 27, 2021. We will remember him forever.

We invite you to add your photos, videos, and memories with, or about, Michael to this page to share his story with his vast and widespread family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Morton Plant Mease Foundation which supports the hospitals who saw Michael through the bulk of his journey.

https://www.mortonplantmeasefoundation.org/index.php/donate/tribute-giving
Posted by Judy Jones on June 1, 2021
Michael, a true gentleman. Will be missed
Posted by Richard Glynn on May 30, 2021
Nothing but great memories of parades ,parties,shared stories withMike,Rest in peace my friend .
Posted by Sherryanne DePirro on May 29, 2021
Brian & Darren: My mom (Maryanne), my grandmother (Agnes) and I (Sherryanne) all had the pleasure of working with your dad at Colonial Surety. He was a funny and caring individual that will be missed. Mikey rest in peace until we all meet again. 
Posted by Sean McGonigal on May 29, 2021
Brian , Darren, I always enjoyed you father’s company through the years. He lived well, may he Rest In Peace.
Posted by Kathy Badan on May 29, 2021
On a trip to the United States in 2012 I had the pleasure of meeting you for the very first time cousin Michael. There was an instant connection. You looked so much like my father and I remember you commented on how much l looked like your mother. It was so lovely just to chat and catch up on the years and you were so genuine and easy to talk to. In recent years I have enjoyed following your humorous posts on Facebook and the photos where you appeared to be living life to the full and looked every inch the proud father and grandfather. You seemed proud of your NewZealand roots too as I saw photos of you displaying the silver fern on your tee-shirt and wearing All Blacks clothing. Farewell from your family in NewZealand Michael. You will be missed dear cousin.

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Posted by Judy Jones on June 1, 2021
Michael, a true gentleman. Will be missed
Posted by Richard Glynn on May 30, 2021
Nothing but great memories of parades ,parties,shared stories withMike,Rest in peace my friend .
Posted by Sherryanne DePirro on May 29, 2021
Brian & Darren: My mom (Maryanne), my grandmother (Agnes) and I (Sherryanne) all had the pleasure of working with your dad at Colonial Surety. He was a funny and caring individual that will be missed. Mikey rest in peace until we all meet again. 
his Life

Chapter 1

Michael was the son of Frank and Nora Batty, and the step-son of Joe Hoppel.  He is survived by his two children, daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren.

From Auckland, New Zealand to northern New Jersey/New York, to the west coast of Florida.  Michael enjoyed a life filled with the things he loved.  Friends, family, golf, sailing, his Irish heritage, good times and a good (and occasionally a unique, but maybe not so good) drink.

He was active in the NJ Ironbound Irish Association and the Nutley Irish American Association for most of his life.  Michael loved to travel and did so extensively, although he never got the chance to get back to New Zealand as he had hoped.

Rather than tell everyone our view of his life, we would rather hear stories from those who loved him.
Recent stories
Shared by Janet Pinto-Maniscalco on May 31, 2021
AW MIKEY,  ALWAYS THE GENTLEMAN...SPENT SO MUCH TIME TOGETHER ON ALL OUR COLONIAL TRIPS...FUN AND CHERISHED TIMES...RIP MIKEY...UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN..JANET