STERLING – Dorothy R. Battey, 61, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Evangeline Maurice and George Palmer II. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert B. Battey and her children Charlene Palmer, Tina Battey, Robert W. Battey and Jennifer Battey along with 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was the oldest of six siblings. Services will be Thursday, February 12 at 11:00 am at the Line Baptist Church, 175 S. Killingly Road, Foster, RI. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 or the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, Texas 75034. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.