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“To the Family of Mr.Leonard We wanted to let you know that our thoughts an prayers are with all of you we are so sorry to hear of his passing Just...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Diana-Monique Terry & Blaise Olander & Langlinais - LA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Leonard's death. He was a good friend. He lived on St. John St. and I lived on Trowbridge. I pray God's love will...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - Thibodaux, LA

“So sad to know you are gone. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Cheri Gillen - Franklin, LA

“Leonard and I worked together. He was always thoughtful and caring for others. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Melton - Baton Rouge, LA

“My deepest condolences to Leonard's family. I worked with him many years ago and have fond memories.Marguerite Thibodaux Liner O'Quinn ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Marguerite O'Quinn - New Iberia, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Leonard rest in God's eternal peace and may...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

“Cousin Leonard was easy to love! Always welcoming, genuine, just a wonderful person. His loss is felt far and wide. He touched a lot of lives. ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Monica and Jerry Davis - Granbury, TX

“RIP Mr. Leonard. You were such a special person. Our loss is Heaven's gain. I know you are at peace and with your love, Ms. Jeanne. You will be...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Kemper - Franklin, LA

“We miss you already! ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Christopher Lombardo - Denver, CO

“Prayers and condolences to all the family. Leonard was a WONDERFUL gentleman. I remember when he worked with my sister, Lorraine Thibodaux, at the...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Beth Hoover - LAFAYETTE, LA

“A wonderful person has died. A great life and an even better one awaits in awesome , to meet Mrs. Jean again. We know God has him in...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Donna/Dolores Hahn/Lancon

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Leonard and his Family at this time and always. The Rushings- Kristi Rushing Labauve, Jason and Lauren Rushing,...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Hudson Rushing Jr - Franklin, LA

Funeral services for Leonard L. Battaglia will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin during a 3:00 p.m. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial. Inurnment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Cedric Sonnier will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at the church from 1:00 p.m. until Mass time at 3:00 p.m.

Mr. Battaglia was a native and resident of Franklin who passed away at his home at the age of 84, just one day shy of his 85th birthday. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served from 1951 to 1959, part of which was overseas in England where he met the love of his life, Jean. Leonard began his career in Banking with Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans in 1960 and retired in 1995 from Hibernia in Franklin. He served for fifteen consecutive years on the Board of Directors of the SWLA Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. He was Commodore of the Franklin Boat & Yacht Club in 1968 and was a member of the Krewe of Sucrose in Franklin (1977 Duke). Leonard was also a member of the Louisiana Preservation Alliance, served as President of the St. Mary Chapter Louisiana Landmarks Society from 1977 to 1979, as well as having served two separate three year terms on the Landmarks Board of Directors, and was a member and former board member of the Techland Arts Council.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his two children, Lynn B. O'Niell and her husband John R. O'Niell and Andrew M. "Drew" Battaglia and his wife Sally Owens Battaglia; four grandchildren, John Rogers O'Niell Jr. and his wife Aimee Dyson O'Niell, Michael Brereton O'Niell, Kevin Baker Battaglia, and Pearl Marie Battaglia; six great grandchildren, Lyla Kathleen O'Niell, Ella Claire O'Niell, Allyson Dyson O'Niell, Michael Brereton O'Niell Jr., Margaret Baker O'Niell, and Samuel Eugene Battaglia; his devoted friend, Robert G. LeCompte; and his devoted caregiver, Bessie Tugwell.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean Baker Battaglia; an infant grandson, Drew Battaglia; his parents, Salvadore Vincent Battaglia and Vita Lombardo Battaglia; one brother, Vincent J. Battaglia and his wife Dorothy M. "Dot" Battaglia; and one sister, Rosemary Battaglia Shinn and her husband R.A. "Pete" Shinn.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Chapter Louisiana Landmarks Society, PO Box 400, Franklin, LA 70538.

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