Joseph M. Battaglia
Joseph M. Battaglia, known to all who loved him as “Joe,” passed away on
Tuesday, May 9, 2017. After a courageous battle with cancer, Joe passed
peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Langhorne Manor,
He lived right up until he died, and his last days were full of love,
laughter, music, and of course, good food!
Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University
on a full academic scholarship. He also served in the Navy during the
Vietnam era as a United States Naval Reserve Ensign.
He has been a member of
Morrisville Presbyterian Church since 1990, and has enjoyed being a dutiful
volunteer for their charitable Food Service program. Joe found much
fulfillment from serving others, whether members of his family, church, or
As a lover of music, Joe was a longtime member of the Pennsbury Community
Chorus. His love for music led to his joy of acting, and he was a favorite
"regular" in the productions put on by the Newtown Presbyterian Players, in
addition to set designer and builder.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Concetta "Tina" Battaglia (nee
Gengaro) and Joseph Battaglia, as well as his brother Alfred J. Battaglia.
Joe will be dearly missed by his wonderful wife of 16 years, Janine
Battaglia (nee LeGrande), as well as his children: Elizabeth Battaglia of
Lambertville, NJ, Denise DiBerardino (Sandy) of Philadelphia, PA, Jennifer
Sanceciz (Ronald) of Upper Moreland, PA, and Michael Hess (Jackie) of
Southhampton, PA. He is also survived by three adoring grandchildren: Emily,
Brianna, and Tyler, as well as his brother Sam Battaglia (Kathie) of his
hometown, Nutley, NJ, sister-in-law Terry Battaglia of Franklin Lakes, NJ,
Aunt Antoinette Nigro, Uncle Frank Gengaro (Connie), Uncle Mike Luongo (Godfather), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service Friday, May 19,
2017 at Morrisville Presbyterian Church. Calling hour from 10:00am -
11:00am. Service at 11:00am. As a celebration of his life, guests will be
welcome to share warm memories of Joe. He wanted lots of funny stories, and
fond memories of "Joe-isms." Luncheon will follow the service in the Church
771 North Pennsylvania Avenue | Morrisville, PA 19067.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the ASPCA of
Lahaska, or the parent organization at www.ASPCA.org/donate