Frances M. Battaglia

frances battaglia

May 12, 1938 ~ February 25, 2021

Battaglia, Frances, M., (nee: LaHara) age 82, of Mount Arlington, formerly of Fort Lee, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday February 25, 2021. Born and raised in New York City she dedicated her life to her family. Her favorite past time was enjoying friends, family and playing Bingo.

Beloved wife of 63 years to George Battaglia. Devoted mother of Joann Hansen and her husband Richie, Lorraine Gaglioti and her husband Peter. Cherished grandmother of Danielle Alviano and her husband Brandon, Dana Capra, Peter Anthony Gaglioti, and Vincent George Gaglioti. Adored great grandmother of Jordan, Nicholas and Dominik.

The family will receive their friends on Sunday 2-6 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Monday at 10:00 am for the celebration of her funeral mass in St. Nicholas R.C. Church at 10:30 AM. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


Mass: March 1, 2021 10:30 am

St. Nicholas R.C. Church
442 E.Brinkerhoff Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Visitation at Funeral Home: February 28, 2021 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. franny was such a sweet wonderful lady who made the best home made cream puff. franny you will be so missed in our building! you were always so much fun to be around and you were always the life of the party. RIP my friend. our prayers are with george and the rest of your family. den and i feel so blessed to have known you these last few years. you will always be in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Dear Lorraine and family,

    My deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful matriarch. Sending prayers and hopes for strength and faith during this difficult time.

    Jennifer Browning

  3. Lorraine, Peter, Anthony, Vincent and George.

    My sincerest condolences to you and the entire family. I wish I had gotten to see her smiling face and hear her laugh just one more time at the Christmas table. I pray that your hearts heal quickly and remember that she will be watching over all of you and will never be gone as long as you have her in your hearts. I will miss her as well. My prayers are with all of you. If Jeff or I can do anything for you and/or the family, please just let me know. All my love to all of you.

  4. My deepest condolences on the loss of this wonderful human being. I feel blessed to have known her for so many years growing up and spending many great times at the Fort Lee house. Rest in peace Fran!!

  5. Dear George, Joanne, Lorraine and the whole family:
    Our sincere condolences for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
    May she rest in peace.
    Giovanna and Bill

  6. So sorry for your loss cousins. I will always have fond memories of your mom's/wife's fun demeanor. May she rest in peace.
    Silvana Cilia Dudajek

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