Raffaele DiBattista

Raffaele DiBattista, 89, of Danbury, formerly of Ridgefield, passed away on May 30, 2017. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Concetta (Palumbo) DiBattista.

Mr. DiBattista was born in Italy on September 16, 1927, a son of the late Guilio and Rosa (Canale) DiBattista. He held two jobs all his life. One as a landscaper and the other as a fork lift operator of the Gilbert and Bennett factory of Georgetown, CT. As a 30 year resident of Ridgefield, Mr. DiBattista was a past parishioner of Sacred Heart Church of Georgetown and St. Mary Church of Ridgefield. He also enjoyed playing the accordion, bocce ball, making wine and tending to his garden. 

Mr. DiBattista is survived by his wife of 58 years, Concetta and their 3 daughters: Roseann DiRosa and her husband, Elio; Angela DiBattista and Juliana Houle and her partner, Chris Keenan. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Claudia, Sabrina, Aaron, Paolo and Stephen as well as one great grandson, Brady. In addition to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandson, Mr. DiBattista is survived by 2 sisters; Maria Radocchia and Angela Nazzaro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:15 AM at St. Mary Church; 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield. Friends will be received on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association: PO Box 15829; Arlington, VA 22215 or online at www.diabetes.org


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