Paul Gregory Battistoni(1947 - 2012)

NEWPORT, Tenn. - Paul Gregory Battistoni, 65, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Colorado.

Born March 22, 1947, in Northampton, Mass., to the late Paul Battistoni and the late Helen Zumbruski, he attended Amherst Schools and served in the Army.

While a resident of Massachusetts he was the Civil Defense Director in Easthampton, a member of the Auxiliary Police, a member of the Hadley Diveteam, Rod and Gun Club, Boy Scout Leader for many years, Lions Club member, American Legion member, Pascoment Club member and the Polish American Club of Hadley member.

He moved to Newport, Tenn. in 2005 and was a member of the Good Shepherd Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, William Battistoni.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandra Lee Battistoni; children, Thomas Battistoni of Colorado, Sandra Conley of Tennessee, Jodi Towson of Maine, Kimberly Squires of Massachusetts, Terri Wright of Maine, Dawne Nowich of Massachusetts and Skada Jolie of Massachusetts; sisters, Gladys Beaulieu and Ruth Ann Hatt; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Father Robert Hofstetter officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, prior to Memorial service.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com
Manes Funeral Home, 363 East Main St., Newport, TN 37821 is in charge.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 11, 2012