We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Maloney Funeral Home, Inc.
Frances (Strobak) Battistoni, 99, of Winsted passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 7, 2022. She was the wife of the late Ernest M. Battistoni for 41 years. Born on June 16, 1922 in Torrington, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Gresh) Strobak. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School, Torrington High School, and the Torrington Business School.
Frances was a bookkeeper in the 1960s at Martin Motor Sales, her husband’s dealership in Barkhamsted. She later worked in the office at Standard Cycle and Auto Supply Co. for several years. In her younger years she volunteered countless hours at St. Anthony School, St. Joseph Church, the Red Cross, and with the Girl Scouts, in addition to her 30 years of service at the Winsted Thrift Shop. She was an avid fan of the Red Sox and UConn women’s basketball teams, and enjoyed family vacations on Cape Cod, playing Bingo at St. Anthony School, lunches at the Barkhamsted Senior Center, bowling, and playing Rummikub with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters Ann Centrella (Ed) of West Bloomfield, Michigan and Marie Boutin (Jim) of Winsted. She was predeceased by her beloved children Jean O’Meara (Dan) in 2010 and David Battistoni (Maureen Donahue) in 2017. She was also predeceased by her brother Edward Strobak of Orlando, Florida and her sister Pauline Anstett of Torrington.
Frances leaves behind her cherished grandchildren: Lois Battistoni Poirot of Winsted, Paul Battistoni of East Hartland, Daniel Battistoni (Sandi Cohen Battistoni) of Hamden, Katie Centrella Jenio (Sam) of Evanston, IL, Jaclyn Boutin (B Lytle) of Colebrook, Marcie Boutin of Fayetteville, NC, Jamie O’Meara Cartwright (Cory) of Harwinton, Jessica O’Meara-Glew (Bob) of North Scituate, RI, as well as 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her greatest joy was raising and caring for her family. Frances was a devout Catholic whose unwavering faith sustained her through some very trying times. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and will be remembered as a beautiful soul who was always gracious, generous, and kind. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11:00 am. Calling hours will be held at Maloney Funeral Home, on Thursday, February 17 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Burial will be private at a later date. The family respectfully requests that those attending services wear protective face masks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Church, 31 Oak Street, Winsted, CT 06098.