Sara (Teixeira) Batista, 82, of Milford, passed away December 13, 2016 at Countryside Health Care Center in Milford. She was the wife of 62 years of the late Jose Batista Jr., who passed in 2015.
Born in Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Horacio Barriga and Rita Teixeira, and moved to Milford in 1959. Mrs. Batista retired in 1985 from the former Milford Shoe, where she was employed as a floor woman. She had also retired in 2005 from Jean’s Catering, where she worked as a waitress, and was a communicant of the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church. She enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Antonio Batista and his wife Solange of Milford, Terry Batista and his wife Donna of Franklin, Maria Calzolaio and her husband Mark of Milford, five grandchildren, Webster Batista-Lin and his wife Lili, Michael Batista, Annabelle Batista, Scott Calzolaio, Christopher Calzolaio and his wife Alicia, four great-grandchildren, Jude Calzolaio, Aenea Batista-Lin and Audrey Batista–Lin, and Josie Calzolaio. Sister of Elidio Barriga of France, Abilio Barriga of France, and Delfim Teixeira of Portugal, and the late Maria Goncalves, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held Monday, December 19, 2016 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water Street, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 A.M. at the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church on Winter St. in Milford. The burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery on Cedar St.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 8 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sara’s memory may be made to the St. Mary’s Renovation Fund, 17 Winter St., Milford, MA 01757