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Adelaide A. (LaCoppola) Battisti

August 6, 1929 ~ November 24, 2020 (age 91)

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Adelaide Agnes Battisti, 91, a long time St. Johnsville resident, peacefully moved to her Eternal Home on Tuesday November 24, 2020 at the home of her daughter Rose (John) Sammons, Town of Little Falls.

Adelaide, born in Floral Park, NY of the late Joseph and Anna (Zindell) LaCoppola Sr, graduated class of 1947 @ St. Johnsville High School.

On October 22, 1949 she was united in marriage to Fiorino Peter Battisti at St. Patrick Church in St. Johnsville. For 51 years, the couple shared a blessed union and the joy of 9 children until Fiorino went Home on November 15, 2000.

A dedicated mother of nine, Adelaide considered her firstborn Dorothy to be her best friend.  They were inseparable for 48 years while working full-time on the farm, maintaining the homestead, baking homemade bread and putting on a delightful spread at holiday time.  Adelaide loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and celebrated their lives expressing interest in everything they wanted to share.  After retiring, Adelaide freely accepted any and all invitations to participate in family gatherings, sporting events, camping, fireside chats, trips to NY City and two vacations in Hawaii.  She was an avid reader, a daunting card player and relaxed by knitting and crocheting.  Her favorite by far was simply to be present with her family and loved ones.

Adelaide prospered in routine beginning her day with Bible reading and ending her day on her knees beside her bed.  She was a woman of honor and greatly cherished.  Adelaide’s life reflected her deep faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.  She was a prayer warrior!  Adelaide was a giver demanding nothing for herself.  Her absence is tangible.     

Survivors include her children, David Battisti (Theresa) of St. Johnsville, Jeanie Mitchell (Fred) of Amsterdam, Frances Battisti (Loretta) of St. Johnsville, Carol Battisti of Ithaca, Mary Frollo (Mike) of Tribes Hills, NY, Rose Sammons (John) of Little Falls and Robert Battisti (Patricia) of St. Johnsville; her siblings, Rose Jubar, Arthur LaCoppola, Frederick LaCoppola (Kathy), Margaret DiGiacomo, Raymond LaCoppola, Anne Thomas all of St. Johnsville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren,  nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

She was pre-deceased by two daughters, Dorothy (1998) and Joan (2016) Battisti; her brothers, Frank, Louis, Anthony, and Joseph LaCoppola, Jr., and an infant sister.

Due to the current COVID-19 uptick, the family has decided to meet privately.  A graveside service will take place at St. Johnsville Cemetery in the spring at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to the Masonic Lodge), 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY 518-568-7040. 

All memorial contributions may be made to:  Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middlesettlement Rd,  New Hartford NY 13413 @  (315) 735-6484

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Adelaide was loved by all.  Offended by none.  Accepted and Beloved of God.  And we shall see her again!

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