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Lois Anne (Thompson) Battilana

Lois Anne (Thompson) Battilana
  • June 11, 1937 - July 31, 2022
  • Augusta, Michigan

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1 of 11 | Posted by: Bonnie & Ed Rowley - Friend


2 of 11 | Posted by: Bonnie & Ed Rowley - Friend

“Sheri, Jay, Lori & Families... Though we can do little, we hope our thoughts & prayers will support you during this time. We all have wonderful...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bonnie & Ed Rowley - Friend

“I'm very sorry to learn of the passing away of Mrs.Lois Battilana. I have very fond memories of her while living in Kalamazoo, MI. I remember her...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Hill - Friend

“Dear Members of the Battilana Family, We are saddened to learn of your dear mother`s death. She was a treasured member of the ISLAND REEF community!...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: John & Kay Maier - Friend

“Bye Lois, remembering the great times we all had together. PK ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: PK

“To Lori, Sheri & Jay and families-we are deeply saddened to learn of your mother´s passing. Lois was one of the most positive, cheerful and...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Shauna Virgo - Friend

“Sorry for your loss...always remember the fun times in the "old" neighborhood..progressive dinners, exercise classes, Christmas gathering..will...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ron & Barb Winter - Friend

“Lois was such a great friend and we will miss her so very much! Like a SISTER! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Ludwig and Ken Hobbs

“We are so sorry to hear this news. My parents (Clif and BJ Hooks) really enjoyed spending time with both Lois and Ray on Gull Lake and on Siesta...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Gail Hooks White - Four Seasons, MO

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
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Lois Anne (Thompson) Battilana, age 85, of Augusta died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, July 31, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Staten Island, New York on June 11, 1937 the daughter of Henry and Evelyn (Egbert) Thompson.

Lois was employed as an executive secretary for J. Henry Schroeder Bank & Trust Company in New York City. She also traveled the country with the Hal Sands Manhattan Rockets Dance Troupe in the 1950s.

Lois married Raymond Eric Battilana in Staten Island, New York on April 23, 1960 and was married to Raymond for 50 years before his passing in 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Lori Balasa of Lansing and Sheri (Kevin) of Venice, Florida; a son, Jay (Susan) Battilana of Richland; grandchildren, Samuel Balasa, Alexandra Balasa, Andrew Lemerand, Stephen Lemerand, Jennifer Carroll and Ryan Priestap; sister, Dianne (Brendan) McCahill of Staten Island, New York; sister-in-laws, Joan Thompson of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Irene Passmonick of Mesa, Arizona and Ellen (Chris) Battilana of Phoenix, Arizona; 3 nieces and 1 nephew; 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Battilana, parents Henry and Evelyn Thompson, parents-in-law Andrew and Regina Battilana, brother Ronald Thompson, son-in-law Matthew Balasa and brother-in-law Edward Passmonick.

Lois was a volunteer for the USTA Boys' 16 & 18 National Championships for several years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, and loved the arts. She traveled with her husband Ray, spent the summers on Gull Lake, Michigan and the winters on Siesta Key, Florida. Lois made many cherished memories with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

A private memorial service to celebrate her life has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lois may be made to Centrica Care Navigators, 7100 Stadium Drive Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel.