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Frederic Neil Battaglia

1931 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Frederic Neil Battaglia Obituary
Frederic Neil Battaglia Aug. 22, 1931-May 9, 2015 Neil was born in Seattle to Frederic Battaglia and Mae (O'Neill) Battaglia. He grew up in San Francisco and attended St. Anne's, St. Ignatius and USF. He joined the Coast Guard in 1952. In 1954, he married his high school sweetheart Rosemary Shaffer. They moved to Marin in 1958 and together raised seven children, Richard, Charles (Mitsuyo), Gail, Larry (Karen), Rita Rizo-Patron (Jose), Raymond and Vincent (Carol). He worked for PG&E for almost 30 years and retired in 1987. He and Rosemary enjoyed cruises and trips to Europe, Italy being his favorite. He had a love for sports cars, Dixieland jazz and fishing. He was an active member of Our Lady of Loretto for over 50 years. On May 9, he lost his two year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, his child-ren and their spouses, six granchildren Brian and Lindsay Jones, Taylor, Shaffer and Spencer Battaglia and Isabella Rizo-Patron. There will be a memorial Mass at Our Lady of Loretto church in Novato on Friday, May 22, at 11:00 am followed by a reception at The Key Room at Homeward Bound in Ignacio. Interment will be at a later date at Sacramento Valley Veteran's cemetery in Dixon
Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 19, 2015
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