Joan Mary Battista

August 8, 1937July 18, 2014

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.


  • Memorial Mass Friday, July 25, 2014

Joan Mary Battista

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Kerri DeProfio

July 25, 2014

Auntie Joan,
I will never forget your warm smile, that twinkle in your eye or the love in your heart! You are one of the strongest woman I have ever known! And will forever have a place in my heart!
Love you! Kerri

Joan Battista w/Ken

July 23, 2014

Tim & Kim Marshall

July 22, 2014

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave lasting footprints in your heart.

We love you and will miss you,

Tim Marshall

July 22, 2014

Joan was one of the strongest women I knew. She was diligent, caring, devoted and sensitive. All and all, Joan was a great person that brought positive energy to life and I will miss her very much!

Tim Marshall

Kimberlee Marshall

July 22, 2014

Dear Joan,

Some of the most important years of my career in electronic imaging included a close and meaningful relationship with you. I will be forever grateful for meeting you and knowing a woman I can confidently say is by far one of the most substantial I have ever known. You will be sorely, sorely missed by me and the many, many people you have touched in this world! I will continue to pray knowing that God has invited you into his beautiful kingdom to continue to do the good work you do for all!

I love you, Joan.

Kimberlee Duke Marshall

July 22, 2014

The thoughts and prayers of the entire staff at Babione-Kraeer Funeral are with the family during this difficult tme.

Lisa Shelton

July 22, 2014

Dear Mom,

Miss you every day. There is a hole in our lives. We love you.