March 29, 1932November 12, 2019

Anna Mary (Fragione) Battista, 87, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 surrounded by family at her son's home in Vermont. Born in New Britain, CT to Sebastian and Josephine Fragione, Anna attended St Mary's Catholic School and New Britain High School, graduating in 1949. She continued her education at CCSU, where she received an associate’s degree. Anna worked at Landers, Frary and Clark, until July of 1954 when she married Vito Battista. Anna and Vito resided in New Britain for many years together where they raised six children, and were long time parishioners of St Ann's Church. After many years of living in her hometown of New Britain, Anna relocated to Plainville. Anna was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. An incredibly talented cook, Anna was known to always offer a meal to anyone who visited her home. She enjoyed watching the cooking channels and trying new recipes. She was always able to prepare the perfect dish, even though she never measured the ingredients. Anna is survived by her six children and their spouses: Vito & Ali Battista of Hubbardton, Vermont, Steve & Luci Battista, Paul & Dawn Battista, James & Donna Battista, Joanne Ferguson all of Connecticut, and Suzanne & Brian Dubuc of Charlotte, Vermo nt; as well as 13 grandchildren: Steve Battista Jr, Paul Battista Jr, James Battista Jr, Nicole and Suzianne Battista, Rachael McGuiver, Joseph, Matthew and Jenna Ferguson, Megan Slumpski, John and Nicholas Dubuc, and Erin Fascendini; and 13 great grandchildren: Benjamin, Bella, Gianna, and Cora Battista, Zaria Longo, Skylar McGuiver, Olivia and Reese Slumpski, Sophia and Genevieve Dubuc, Dominic and Sebastian Fascendini, and Seth Gallagher, and many nieces and nephews. Anna is predeceased by her loving husband, Vito Battista, her parents, Sebastian and Josephine Fragione, six sisters and one brother, son in law Ken Ferguson, and grandson William Dubuc. Anna will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Calling hours will be held at New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave, New Britain, CT 06053 on Thursday, November 21st from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Mass to celebrate Anna’s life will be held at St Ann’s Church, Broad Street, New Britain, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s name to Susan G. Komen, Breast Cancer at or Make-A-Wish at For an online memorial, please visit


  • Sebastian Fragione, Father (deceased)
  • Josephine Fragione, Mother (deceased)
  • Vito Batista, Husband (deceased)
  • Vito Battista (Ali), Son
  • Steve Battista (Luci), Son
  • Paul Battista (Dawn), Son
  • James Battista (Donna), Son
  • Joanne Ferguson, Daughter
  • Suzanne Dubuc (Brian), Daughter
  • Steve Battista Jr., Grandson
  • Paul Battista Jr, Grandson
  • James Battista Jr, Grandson
  • Nicole Battista, Granddaughter
  • Suzianne Battista, Granddaughter
  • Rachael McGuiver, Granddaughter
  • Joseph Ferguson, Grandson
  • Matthew Ferguson, Grandson
  • Jenna Ferguson, Granddaughter
  • Megan Slumpski, Granddaughter
  • John Dubuc, Grandson
  • Nicholas Dubuc, Grandson
  • Erin Fascendini, Granddaughter
  • Benjamin Battista, Great Grandchild
  • Bella Battista, Great Grandchild
  • Gianna Battista, Great Grandchild
  • Cora Battista, Great Grandchild
  • Zaria Longo, Great Grandchild
  • Skylar McGuiver, Great Grandchild
  • Olivia Slumpski, Great Grandchild
  • Reese Slumpski, Great Grandchild
  • Sophia Dubuc, Great Grandchild
  • Genevieve Dubuc, Great Grandchild
  • Dominic Fascendini, Great Grandchild
  • Sebastian Fascendini, Great Grandchild
  • Seth Gallagher, Great Grandchild
  • and many nieces and nephews.


  • Calling Hours Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 22, 2019



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Jason Anavitarte

November 22, 2019

God bless Aunt Anna. She and her family were always there for my late mother Jean Marie Anavitarte. My prayers are with her family and friends. My family is forever in debt to the impact she had on my mom during her life and my life.

God Bless,

Jason Raul Anavitarte

Becky Tessman

November 22, 2019

Aunt Nana was the most wonderful welcoming Fragione relative ever! Just like her sister Josephine, she doted on me and my babies from the very beginning... She will be greatly missed by her nephew Kenny and myself.

Antoinette Butler

November 15, 2019

I want to send my condolences to all of the family and friends. Auntie Anna I remember all the good times we had as we grew up with my cousins and all the special occasions we attended in the family, you were always the life of the party. You will be missed!! Please say hello to my dad and uncle Vito and tell them how much I love and miss everyone! Someday we will all be together again! RIP. Love you