Thomas “Pat” Battista

June 19, 2015
Thomas “Pat” BattistaThomas “Pat” Battista, 92, of Oswego died Friday June 19, 2015 in St. Luke Health Services with his wife by his side. Mr. Battista was born in Oswego the son of the late John and Anna (DeSantis) Battista. He retired from Nestle’s Fulton in 1985 as a millwright. He served in the United States Army during WWII from 1943 until 1945, in the First Infantry Division (Big Red 1). He landed on Omaha Beach on D Day, he made all three amphibious landings in N. Africa, Europe and Sicily. He was the recipient of two purple hearts, a bronze star and several other medals. He was honorably discharged, after being wounded in action. Mr. Battista was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Oswego, the Holy Name Society, the Dante Aleghieri, Oswego, the VFW Post #5885, Oswego, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Rose (Barillo) Battista of Oswego, and their children Patricia (Richard) Cummings of Oswego; Rosemary (Arnold Whiting) Ingersoll of Oswego; James (Elena) Battista of Oswego; John (Mary Jean) Battista of Oswego; and Mary Beth Battista of Oswego. In addition he is survived by his siblings Frances Hibbert of Oswego, Samuel (Anna) Battista of Oswego; and Mary Ann (William) Pierce of Fulton, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces, and nephews, and cousins. Mr. Battista was also predeceased by siblings Carmella “Ella” Battista, Michael Battista, Rosie Peterson, Theresa Hibbert, and Margaret “Jenny” Battista. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego.

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