Frank Battista

November 18, 1919 - August 14, 2011
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Tuesday 8/16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Our Lady Queen of Angel Chapel of St. John the Evangelist Church
225 East Lake Blvd.
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-628-2006 | Map
Thursday 8/18, 11:00 am
St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery

Frank Battista, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Sunday August 14, 2011. He was 91. Born on November 18, 1919 in Casalciprano, Italy the son of Carmine and Carmela Iapaola Battista, immigrating to the US at the age of 9.On July 15, 1947 he married Yolanda Lombardi at St. John the EvangelistContinue Reading

M. Edward Triefler left a message on December 18, 2014:
My dear father and Frank were golfing partners at Putnam Country Club, in the late '50's -'60's. In those years the Mahopac Country Club was restricted, no Jews or Catholics. As a child in the '40's & '50's we used to go every Saturday to the Movies in Danbury, after we always went to the Dugout for Pizza. I've done a search on Google and can't find the old restaurant. Point of information; Frank discussed the building of the 'Ballroom' with my Dad, who was a NYC builder, it was at a time when Frank was still in the process of ironing out the idea with his Mother and brother. I'm thinking of visiting Mahopac next summer, I loved the Pizza, are any relatives running a similar operation?I understand this is an unusual request, using this site, however back when Frank may G-d rest their souls, first passed I did send a condolence through this site. Please give my best to all the family. Ed [email protected]
M. Edward Triefler left a message on August 5, 2014:
I came across this notice while doing some research on Mahopac. I wish to express my deepest symphony to all of Frank’s family. Frank and my beloved father were good friends and golf partners at Putnam Country Club, and of course, we had dinner once a week at the Dug Out. I see from the notice that he died of cancer; it’s a horrible disease. My dad, Harry Triefler also died of cancer, and he died less than a month after turning 62. That was in 1968; my beloved mother was also taken by G-d ten years later and by cancer. I can remember as though it were just yesterday, the two of them, Harry and Frank, talking and joking about their game. I know my father loved and respected Frank. The two had so much in common, both hard workers and always striving to do more. Frank often came to my father for advice regarding the expansion of the second floor; my father was a general contractor in NYC. They made a great team, I can only hope that their playing golf together in Heaven, for that where they deserve to be, green fairways. short rough and smooth greens.
Jan Dearman Filardi Doss left a message on September 20, 2011:
Frank, Shake em up in heaven as you did with me and Toni and Marie at Lombardi's.It was great being the token "Jewish server'!!!!!!!! I loved you and your family and was terribly upset by the news of your passing.But I have become a Christian and know for sure that the moment you were absent with your body you became present with the Lord.Make him some of your world famous pizza Frank!!!!!!!!!!!Condolences to Yolanda and the rest of the family...............................................................Jan
Mary Jane Demaro left a message on August 18, 2011:
To the entire Battista Family, We all go back along time running around the upstairs as kids my sincere heartfelt condolences to you He was a great man .Johnny kept smiling hes upstairs enjoying all his friends including my parents. Mary Jane
Lyn Nugent left a message on August 17, 2011:
John,I will always remember your Dad as being such a kind, generous gentleman. He will surely be missed. I hope your wonderful memories of him will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.With love, Lyn
Anderson - Operations left a message on August 17, 2011:
Anthony our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of sorrow.
Carol Zaccara left a message on August 16, 2011:
Dear Mrs. Battista and Family,I am very sad to hear of Mr. Battista's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember Mr. Battista's kindness, generosity and friendly manner to all that he encountered. He will be truly missed.Love,Carol Zaccara
Stephanie left a message on August 16, 2011:
I love you grandpa. You taught me so much and I will cherish it forever.
Ronnie Cote left a message on August 16, 2011:
Linda - you and your family are in my prayers as you deal with the loss of your father.
Phyliis (Alosco) Lucia left a message on August 16, 2011:
In loving memory of a wonderful man
Alda Alosco left a message on August 16, 2011:
To the Battista Family,My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will always remember Frank as a kind friend. He will be missed..Love Alda Alosco
John D'Iorio left a message on August 16, 2011:
To the Battista family. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your entire family and Frank will always have a place in our hearts. He will always be known as Grandpa Battista to our boys and great friend to us all. Words do an injustice in explaining how much we will miss Frank. He will remain very alive in our memories and admiration and in my golf swing. Your adopted Family "The D'Iorio's"
Michael A Guariglia left a message on August 16, 2011:
John and Family. I am sorry for your great loss and am praying for you and your familiy for the strenght to get through this very difficult time. Your loved one is now at home. Mike
Charlie and Teresa Vayo left a message on August 16, 2011:
What a wonderful person he was to know and spend time with. Our prayers are with your family and know he's in a better place. Good bless the Battista family.
Joanne and Jim Bobay left a message on August 16, 2011:
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Father.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Fondly, Joanne and Jim Bobay and Family
michael verde left a message on August 15, 2011:
follow the right road
Joy White left a message on August 15, 2011:
My heartfelt sympathy to you Linda, your mother, and the rest of your lovely family. May you be comforted by the warmest memories he left and the peaceful reflection of the life and love you shared with him. Fondly I shall remember him with a warm smile and give thanks for the chance to have met him.
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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