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Ann (DiBlasio) Bateman
December 05, 2022


Ann (DiBlasio) Bateman passed away on December 5, 2022 at the age of 71.

Ann was special to everyone she met. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. She was a loving wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, an aunt, and someone you could trust no matter the circumstance. She was a special human being because no matter the situation, she was there. If you had her attention, she made you feel like the most important person in the room. And if you didn’t have her attention, you could get it in an instant because she cared so much about everybody. Ann dropped everything to be there and you could always count on her. That’s what we mean by special. There was only one Ann Bateman and everyone who met her was so lucky and blessed to do so.

Everyone who met (Aunty) Ann will never forget her. She had that effect on people. There are countless memories of laughter in the tough times and good times, so much love all the time. As her niece Alexis said — she always understood. She didn’t question. She always had your back. Shawn, Marisa, Scott, and Alexis were more than grateful to call her Aunty. They were spoiled by her. Cared for by her. And loved by here. Her connection with her sisters Debbie and Cindy was unlike any other. All three couldn’t be more different but all three couldn’t be more inseparable. That was a one-of-a-kind connection much like the woman herself.

If there was a chance to name everyone she meant something to, we’d be here for hours and she’d love that because there was no one more welcoming. She could talk and talk and talk from when the sun went down and until it came up. She didn’t care because she was always there. Everyone who knew her knew that.

People were better in their life for knowing her.

Finally, there was her marriage to Eugene (Butch) Bateman. There’s nothing that showed what true love was more than that. Nothing. And there are few couples in existence who you could see together and it’d make you happy instantly — that was them. Always. They were the greatest and forever will be the greatest.

Ann Bateman was someone to everyone. Family, friends, strangers — she made an impact like few can.

Ann was a loving wife to Eugene F. “Butch” Bateman, a daughter to the late Romeo and Betty (Kinteras) DiBlasio, a sister to Cynthia Reardon and her husband Michael of Wilmington, Deborah Edwards and her husband Scott of Wilmington and the late Leo and Chris DiBlasio, an aunt to Shawn and Marisa Reardon, Scott Jr. and Alexis Edwards, a special cousin to Marguerite DiBlasio and many other cousins, a friend to many, and someone truly special to everyone she met.

That’s who Ann Bateman was and will forever be.

Rest in peace, Ann. We love you so much. Thank you for everything.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, December 9th from 11:00am-1:00pm at the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden. Interment will follow in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America at

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Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148