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Joseph A. "Joe" Battaglia
  • In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Mr. Joe's name to:
  • Hanson - St. John Schools
    903 Anderson St.
    Franklin, LA 70538

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“Mrs. Theo, Jody, Cindy, and Tony,My thoughts and prayers are most certainly with all of you at this time. Me. Joe was one awesome man and he will be...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kimberly Dykes Bergeron - LA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kay Biydreaux - Beaumont, TX

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences , our prayers and thoughts are with you. He will be missed. Mary Ann and Carl Mistric and family. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Ann Mistric - Baton Rouge, LA

“Mrs. Theo & family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of Mr. Joe. He was truly a great man and will be missed by many. He is now...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Camile & Angela Punch - Franklin, LA

“Theo and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. I am sorry I will not be able to make it to the services. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Marlene Richard - Baton Rouge, LA

“Tony, we are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Neal Hahn - LA - Friend

“So very sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Joe was such a kind, caring and jovial man. It was my absolute pleasure to have known him. He will truly be...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Patricia Clark - Farmerville, LA

“I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Joe. He was a very sweet man, neighbor & landlord many, many years ago. May he rest in "sweet...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Dantin - Charenton, LA

“I am deeply sadden by the loss of Mr. Joe he was a nice man.My prayers go out to Mrs. Theo, Cindy, Jody, and Tony. He will be missed. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Brad Lancon - Franklin, LA

“To Cindy and Sammy and Mr Joe's family, my truest heartfelt condolences to you all.... Although I never knew Mr Joe on a personal level, He and I...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: David Burleigh - Franklin, LA

“Rip Mr. Joe. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: RANDY DELCAMBRE - Franklin, LA

“To the Battaglia family: I never met Joseph but I used to work with Carol and I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. God...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Kathryn Boehmer - Anaheim, CA

“My deepest sympathy to the whole Battaglia Family on the loss of Mr. Joe.He was such an active, and great man to know. He will be greatly missed...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Hahn Lancon

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Joe rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville during an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Joseph A. Battaglia, a native and lifelong resident of Franklin who passed away at the age of 84 at his home on Friday, December 23, 2016, just three days shy of his 85th birthday. Father Ruben Primor will be the Celebrant for the Mass with Father Oneil Landry assisting. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A private inurnment will be held at a later time in the Franklin Cemetery.

Mr. Joe, as he was affectionately known, is survived by his wife of 62 years, Theo Battaglia; three children, Jodi Landry and her husband Jay, Cindy Pusateri and her husband Sammy, and Tony Battaglia and his wife Carol; six grandchildren, Samuel Pusateri, Trey Landry, Saron Battaglia, Matthew Pusateri, Joseph Battaglia III, and Christopher Battaglia; three siblings, Mary Bergeron, Rosie Lee Barrilleaux, and Donald Battaglia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Battaglia Sr. and Rosie Faraci Battaglia; and one brother, Anthony Battaglia Jr.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Mr. Joe's name to Hanson - St. John Schools, 903 Anderson St., Franklin, LA 70538.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Joe's devoted caregivers, Shelby Concienne, Mel Morris, Demetria Burrell, Alice Randle, and Gwen Charatin, as well as to the staff of Journey Hospice, especially Dr. Steven S. McPherson, Amanda Brewer, and Janet Thomas. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.