Joan F. (Batchelder) Niven

Joan F. (Batchelder) Niven of Hudson, NH, died suddenly on February 22, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Martin Niven of Hudson, devoted mother to Charles K. McCauley and his wife Beverly A. McCauley, of Hudson, Valerie Niven Ryberg of Marlboro, MA, Jina Niven of Dedham, MA, and the late Mark McCauley, Vickie Niven, and Martin Niven. She was the loving grandmother to 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her siblings include Lillian Richards of Hudson, and the late Walter Batchelder, formerly of Saugus, MA. Joan is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, dancing and loved to spend time with her family and friends, who were the cornerstone of her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Relatives and friend are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, March 8th from 4pm – 7pm in the DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 50 FERRY ST. IN HUDSON. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 9th at 10am at St. John XXIII Parish in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library St., in Hudson. All may meet at church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made in Joan’s loving memory to the American Cancer Society at THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME IN HUDSON IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.