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Josephine R. Battaglia

By T.J. Woodward

Josephine R. Battaglia formerly of Batavia, N.Y and Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012 in Silver Spring, MD at the age of 94.  She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine Zito Riso of Batavia, NY.  She was the wife of the late Cosmo F. Battaglia, who died in 2003. She is also preceded in death by sons A. Donald and A. Gene Battaglia, brothers Andrew, Harry and Nicholas Riso.

She lived in Batavia until 1975 when she moved to Cape Coral, Florida.  She is survived by two sons, Paul J.( Mary) of Batavia and Richard(Rita) of Silver Spring, MD. Also surviving are 7 grandsons, Andrew Battaglia(Mary) of Oklahoma, Paul Battaglia(Jenna) of Victor, Mark Battaglia and Tim Battaglia of Buffalo, Michael Battaglia of Columbus, Ohio, Philip and Brian Battaglia of Silver Spring, MD and one granddaughter, Joline(Jerrod) Moser of Oklahoma, 5 great grandchildren, five sisters, Rose Battaglia of Florida, Frances Gravanda of Buffalo, Pauline Gullo of Florida, Mary Davidson of Clarence and Terry Suozzi of Medina.

There will be no prior calling hours. A 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday February 24, 2012 at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Cape Coral, FL. Interment will take place in Memorial Gardens Cemetery Fort Myers, FL.

Memorials may be made to United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North St. Batavia, N.Y. or Montgomery Hospice Casey House, ,6001 Muncaster Mill Road,Rockville, MD  20855. For more information or to sign the online guest Registry please visit or call (585) 343-8260. Local arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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