Josephine “Josie” Maggio Battaglia, 93, a native and resident of Thibodaux, died on Monday, August 3, 2012. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Landry’s Funeral Home Inc. in Thibodaux. Visitation will continue on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral from 10:30 a.m. until service time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. with a burial following in Saint Joseph Cemetery.
She is survived by her three children Catherine B. Rodrigue and husband James J. Rodrigue, J.C. “Batman” Battaglia, and Peter Battaglia. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren Donna B. Redmond, Jerry Bourgeois Jr., Kelly J. Rodrigue, Kimila R. Boyapati, Cori B. Blanchard, Joey C. Battaglia, Jeni B. Guidry, Dawn M. Battaglia, Kristy B. Rodriguez; and ten great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband John Battaglia, Jr., parents Catherine Perrone Maggio and Peter Maggio, daughter Angelina B. Bourgeois, brothers Alonzo; Sam; Tony; and Vincent Maggio, sisters Mary M. Canova; Lena M. Stevens; Lizzie M. Lamartina; and Kitty M. Lamartina.
She retired from the Lafourche Parish School Board as a Para Professional and she was a parishioner of Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral for many years.