Joan Mary Battista, 76, of Boca Raton, FL passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 with her family by her side. Joan was born August 8, 1937 in Everett, MA. Joan grew up on a turkey farm in North Reading , Massachusetts. She worked as a beautician and a marketer. Joan was a Eucharistic minister for St. Jude's Catholic Church in Boca Raton and also participated in their Nursing Home Ministry. Joan was a member of St. Jude's since it's inception. She was the Matriarch of our family and will be greatly missed. Surviving Joan are her daughters; Sherri Battista and Lisa Shelton (Thomas), a granddaughter Alexandra Karsten, a grandson Zachary Karsten (Elizabeth), a sister Susan Messina (Robert), her companion Kenneth Bryant, her nephews Robert Messina (Iris) and Christopher Messina ( Joanne) and their children Maxwell & Dante, a niece Kerri Deprofio (Bill) and their children Ava & Luke, her brothers Raymond Magliozzi and Paul Magliozzi and family, also surviving are her grand dogs Brie, Roxi and Lexi.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 21689 Toledo Rd, Boca Raton, FL. Joan will be laid to rest with her late husband Robert at The Gardens Memorial Park, Boca Raton, FL at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of Babione Funeral Home, Boca Raton, FL.