Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home

Jose Batista Jr., 91

    Jose Batista Jr., 91 of Milford, passed away July 30, 2015 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Sara (Teixeira) Batista for 62 years. He was born in New Bedford MA, son of the late Jose Batista Sr. and Cambelina Roda and moved to Milford in 1959. Mr. Batista retired in 1988 from the former Draper Corp. in Hopedale where he was employed as a moulder. He was a member of the Milford Portuguese Club and a Honorary Mayor of the Prospect Heights Mayor’s Association and a communicant of the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Antonio Batista and his wife Solange of Milford, Terry Batista and his wife Donna of Franklin, Maria and her husband Mark Calzolaio of Milford, five grandchildren, Webster Batista-Lin and his wife Lili, Michael Batista, Annabelle Batista, Scott Calzolaio, Christopher Calzolaio and his wife Alicia, three great-grandchildren, Jude Calzolaio, Aenea Batista-Lin and Audrey Batista–Lin, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Anibal Batista, Armandio Batista and his sister Celeste Oliveira,
 The funeral will be held Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 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 Wednesday from 4 to 8 P.M.

Guest Book

For almost 30 years Jose Batista Jr. was my Father in Law. I do not think anyone could ask for a nicer Father in law. Pai was a very kind and compassionate man who cared deeply for those he loved. He was sensitive to my thoughts and concerns and called me Filha. He loved animals and growing bountiful harvests. We shared many wonderful moments together with his beloved wife Mai. Jose and my late father had a very special relationship. Pai would tell me that my father was the only man he would understand (my father did not speak Portuguese)..and they would spend hours talking together. Pai will always be remembered and I will miss him. He was a wonderful man and a wonderful Father in Law.
Melody Farrell Batista

Sorry for your loss. He lived a long life!
Hinds Family

You will truly be missed....RIP God bless!!!
Lorenz Family

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