Maria Izzo Battista, 83, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Battista. Maria was born in Formicola, Province of Caserta, Italy on December 21, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Maria Giuseppa Perrone Izzo. She had worked as a seamstress for many years and enjoyed family, flowers and food. Mother of Gianfranco (Deborah) Battista, Cris (Luigi) Iaboni and Gerry (Audrey) Battista. Grandmother of Vincent, Arianna & Serena Battista, Gianluca & Giovanni Iaboni and Julia Battista. Sister of Giuseppina Pennacchio, Italia Toscano, Elena (Clemente) Palumbo and the late Caterina Simone, Thomas and Salvatore Izzo. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10:00. Entombment will follow in the Mount Saint Peter Mausoleum, Derby. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.