Anthony T. Battista

Born March 10, 1951

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Lifelong Staten Islander Anthony T. Battista, 61, of Rosebank, a Vietnam veteran who served two tours of duty as a U.S. Marine, died Saturday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Mr. Battista spent his entire life in Rosebank.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968, achieving the rank of lance corporal before his honorable discharge in 1971.

After his service, Mr. Battista worked in a warehouse for about 20 years, before taking a job on the piers in Brooklyn. He later worked as a machine operator for the New York Container Terminal on Staten Island.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed lifting weights and riding his bike.

Mr. Battista is survived by his wife of 41 years, Doreen; two daughters, Karen Mormino and Gina Battista, and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Virginia Funeral Chapel, Dongan Hills, with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's R.C. Church, Dongan Hills. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Committal Service Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Anthony T. Battista

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December 16, 2012

Dear Doreen, Gina & Karen
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband & father. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this sadness & pain you all have to bear.
With love & peace, Eleanor Luerssen
(or as Anthony called me "PAPE"

December 16, 2012

with all our love for you and your family today and always you and your family will be in our prayers, your handsome husband is an angel and he will always be with you. love sydel

December 16, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

December 16, 2012

My heart goes out to you, Doreen, and Gina and Karen. My love and prayers are with you. Anthony was a beautiful man and much to young to leave us. All my love, your friend, Brenda