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“So sorry to hear of Tony's passing. Years go by so quickly, and passing too soonGod Bless. ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Leslie (Hansen) Johnson - FL

“So sorry for your loss, Anthony was a great guy to work for at the Dugout. ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Caro Eurell - Holmes, NY

“So sorry to hear that Tony has passed. Too young. In my mind he will remain a person who enjoyed life to the fullest with warmth and good cheer. ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: joanna papontos - seneca falls, NY

“Anthony was such a kind, good hearted person - an asset to our class, JFK, and someone to always remember.My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Patti Storm Waterbury - Southbury, CT

“I was sorry to learn of Anthony's passing. I served with Anthony on the Boardof Directors of the Mahopac Public Library where Anthony was very...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: David Gagliardi - Mahopac, NY

“Jimmy and Family,I am very sorry for your lose. I just read of his passing and apologize for not coming to the wake to give condolences personally. ...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Bill Wienecke - Mahopac, NY

“Sandy, Stephanie, Vinnie and Family,Tony's presence in our world was a gift to all who were fortunate to know him. In addition to hs cherished and...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: John Farrell - Hillsdale, NY

“I'm so sorry for your loss, Linda. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Dominic Santucci - NY

“Jeff and I are so so sorry for your loss.. He's with the angels now .. Always remember the wonderful memories.. Hugs Vera n Jeff lange ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Vera Lange - Classmate

“I send my prayers to Anthony and his family. He will truly be missed. God Bless. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Rebecca Appollonia - Kingston, NY

“Our condolences to the beautiful family. Our memories of a dear friend who dedicated his work and time to helping others. He will be missed by all...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Louie & Nrr Cefaloni - Mahopac,, NY

“Adios, Tony Bog. It was wonderful to have known you. Starting in 1969 at St Bonnies, when I met you and the other JFK all-stars, the good times...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Pat Reilly aka Joke - Wilmington, NC

“Was Tony's RA in Shay/Loughlin in 1971.He and his roomate Bird were the kindest people you could ever come upon. Smiling faces always. May we share...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: MARTY NASON - Springville, NY

“Our prayers and thought s are with you and your family at this time. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your fathers life. We enjoyed taking...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“I will always remember Anthony for his friendship and kindness, though all our school years together and our working together at the Dugout. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Carey Prescott - VA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Earl Light - West Park, NY

“I was a friend from college. A bunch of guys, a bunch of girls, hanging out together all the time and having the time of our lives. I helped to...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Patty Bentley - Elkton, FL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Joanne & Jim Bobay - Hernando, FL

“To the Battista Family Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you from his classmates at JFK. (1969) ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Jim Semersky - Cary, NC

“Dear Sandy, We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tony. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Don and Monica Edwards ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Don Edwards - Lenoir, NC - Friend

“Dear Sandra and family, The sad news of Anthony's passing was a complete shock as my frequentconversations with him gave me great hope that...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Frank and Terry Del Campo - NY

“Tony was a good man, and he is gone too soon. He was a good friend, and we had a lot of fun back in the day. I'm sad that he's not still here with...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Richard 'Dike' Forrest - CT

“I remember Anthony/"Budha" starting with Camarco Little League through St. Bona"s at the business and on the lake for a lifetime. He was a happy...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: "Gus" RYAN - Syracuse, NY

“Linda, I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your brother, Anthony. I am praying for you and all the family. May God hold you all tightly...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Margie Mayer (Bush) - TN - Friend

“Jimmy, I am so very sorry for you and your family. What a terribly sad loss. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of you.Sharon ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Weinberg Cardiff - Trinity, FL

“Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear of the passing of Anthony. My condolences to you all Sandy, Stephanie and Vinny. My heart breaks for...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Noel Crotone - Poughkeepsie, NY

“Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. My deepest condolences to you. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Amy Wildey-McGill - Schenectady, NY

“Jimmy, Johnnie, and family,I am so sorry to read about your brother Anthony. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.Joy Mancini-Klvana ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Joy Mancini-Klvana - Sherman, CT

Anthony V. Battista a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the age of 66 with his loving family by his side. He was born in the Bronx on November 2, 1951, the son of Frank and Yolanda Lombardi Battista.

Anthony graduated from Kennedy Catholic High School in 1969 and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.

On October 11, 1981 he married Sandra Salese at St. John's Church in Beacon, NY. In addition to Sandra, he is survived by his son Vincent and wife, Amanda and their daughter, Milana of Manhattan, his daughter Stephanie Pluchino and husband Adam and their daughter, Claire of Manalapan, NJ, his brothers, James and wife Joanne, John and his sister, Linda Verde and her husband Ralph, all of Mahopac, as well as many nieces and nephews. Anthony was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends.

Anthony was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Mahopac Library for many years. He was a charter member of the Mahopac Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, which has now merged with the Brewster Chapter. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 1080 in Mahopac.

Before retiring in 2016, Anthony was the Director of Facilities for the Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg, NY. Since his teen years he had worked with his parents, the owners of Lombardi's Dugout and Restaurant in Mahopac until it was sold in August of 2000. Anthony was happiest when he was in the kitchen, cooking and entertaining for his family and friends, fishing and cheering on the NY Yankees.

Visiting will be held on Tuesday, January 9 from 7-9 pm and Wednesday, January 10 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 11 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac with interment to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Brewster, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.