On Sunday October 24, 2021 Michael J. Battaglini (Pop) passed away encircled by love and family. He was 66 years old. He is predeceased by grandparents Joseph and Lena Battaglini and Verino and Julia DelVillano, and his beloved Uncle Mike. Michael is survived by his wife, and love of his life Ann Marie, his best friends and children Anthony, and Matthew (Brittney) Battaglini. His Granddaughter and light of his life Nora Jane, parents Madeline and Edward Battaglini, mother and father-in-law Joseph and Jackie Dray. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Craig English, brothers-in-law and sisters-in -law Joseph and Adele Dray, Anita and Dennis Ballard and Lynne and Michael Rusnak, ten nieces and nephews and cousins that he cherished, as well as his K-9 shadow Delilah. Michael was a selfless family man who would do anything for anyone. He was his sons’ biggest fan and loved every minute he was with them. Michael spent countless hours on the road and in ice rinks throughout the northeast. He would do anything to be at his kids sporting events and rarely missed a practice, never missed a game. Michael loved to fish, but it was the time fishing afforded him with his sons that he treasured the most. For the past 6 years he was blessed to spend every minute he could with his little BFF Nora. They shared a special bond that warmed the hearts of everyone around them. He had many special life-long friends including the New Year’s Eve gang who went on many excursions together. Michael retired from the Village of Endicott with 30 years of service, where most of those years were spent with his friends and co-workers at Enjoie Golf Course. Michael was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. He lived his life devout to his religion and devoted to his family.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 10 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 701 West Main Street, Endicott. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to: The V foundation’s fight against Cancer: v.org, Alzheimer’s association: alz.org, and The Humane society: humanesociety.org. The church is requesting masks be worn.