The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 10, 2013

Mary T. Batta

Star Beacon

ERIE, Pa. — Mary T. Batta, age 92, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Monday evening, April 8, 2013, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

Born August 24, 1920, in Lowellville, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Garchar) Novak.

For 25 years, she was employed as a cook at the former Pape’s Restaurant in Conneaut.

She was a member of St. Mary/St. Frances Cabrini Parish, and a former member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and Conneaut Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Lake Erie Boat Club when her husband was active there.

Mary was an excellent bowler and bowled in the Senior Ladies Bowling League for many years. She also loved to play bingo with the Seniors at the Conneaut Human Resources Center.

Survivors include her son, Thomas G. (Elizabeth) Batta of Bloomington, Minn.; her grandson, Jeffrey M. (Jane) Batta and their children Zachary, Grace, Chloe and Max; grandson, Thomas J. (Amy) Batta and their children Samuel and Ryanne; as well as several nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Blaine J. “Joe” Batta in 1992; a son, David in 1974; five sisters, Sister Mary Gemma of Vincentian Sisters of Charity, Betty Martinec, Katherine Gavalier, Yolanda Kushnir and Dorothy Stanko; and two brothers, John and Steve Novak.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Saturday, April 13th, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 480 State St., Conneaut, Ohio, with the Rev. Philip Miller as celebrant. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.

Calling Hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 12th, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary/St. Frances Cabrini Parish. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home and at the Church.

The family would like to express their appreciation to all at The Villa At The Lake for their care and kindness extended to Mary.

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