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March 12, 2021 - 8:48am

Louis F. "Lou" Piacente

posted by T.J. Woodward.

loup.jpg  Louis F. “Lou” Piacente, of Batavia, the son of the late Ralph and Carmela (Caruso) Piacente, was 85 years old and died peacefully in the intensive care unit at Unity Hospital from illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife BettyAnn (Davis) Piacente who was his “high school sweet heart” who passed in 2001. He was never the same without his BettyAnn.

Lou served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany for much of his tour and was a longtime employee at Graham Manufacturing in Batavia. He was a kind man and a help to many, always ready for a good conversation and to share a smile. Lou was the first to earn his “Sport Pilot” license in Genesee County and trained many students in the ultralight flying experience.

He was known as the “Doctor” back in the day of the Citizen Band radios as he repaired just about everyone’s rig. He found great joy in learning how things worked and how to repair just about anything. Lou loved his friends at his favorite restaurant, Town & Country in Batavia and would visit there every day for the past several years. He was a member of the City Church in Batavia and loved to worship Jesus Christ in song.

Lou is survived by his only son; Gary (Eileen) Piacente of Batavia; granddaughters Lisa (Terry) Piacente of Brockport and Melissa (Matthew) DeLosh of Holley, Lindsay (Kenneth) Fisher of Elba and Rachel Piacente of Batavia; great-grandchildren Olivia, Mariah, Kerri, Henry and Madison; brother Ralph (Jane) Piacente and sister Jeanmarie Gardener, both of Florida.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday March 16, 2021 from 6:00-7:00PM at The City Church 210 East Main St. in Batavia, NY 14020, where a 7:00PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation. Lou will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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