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Margaret M. “Peggy” (Sweeney) Battista

At 79 years, in Revere, formerly of Charlestown, on Sunday, May 3rd, most unexpectedly. Beloved wife of 57 years to Gerald A. “Jay” Battista. Cherished mother of Annmarie DePietro & her husband Alfred of No. Andover, Carolyn Thorng & her husband Eric of Pleasanton, CA, Andrea Oriola & her husband Paul of Winthrop & Gerald A. Battista & his wife Monique of Lynnfield. Adored grandmother of Cassandra, Nicholas, Gabriella, Liam & Madison. Dear sister to Ann Marie Sweeney of Scituate, James Sweeney & his wife Christina of Bethesda, MD, Stephen “Steve” Sweeney of Quincy & the late Carol Lefebvre. Also lovingly survived by her brother-in-law Edgar Lefebvre of Plymouth, MA & many faithful nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Dear sister-in-law to Carol A. Pedi of Plymouth, MA & her late husband Paul S. Pedi. Treasured sister-in-law to the late Patricia E. Bolton. Faithful daughter to the late James & Margaret (Donovan) Sweeney & special daughter-in-law to the late Anthony J. & Anna M. (Longo) Battista.

“Peggy” was born & raised in Charlestown & came to live in Revere in 1963 when she married. She was an alumna of Boston State College, Class of 1962. “Peggy” worked alongside her husband “Jay” in the family business, Revere Sporting Goods, Broadway, Revere for over 20 years until 1993. “Jay” & “Peggy” were winter residents of Naples, FL & both were members of the Royal Wood Golf & Country Club of Naples & locally, in Melrose were members of the Bellevue Country Club.


Memorial Mass

Saturday, August 8th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assoc. / American Stroke Assoc., Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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  1. Paul Funk
    Jun 1 2020

    Dear Gerry,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family on Peggy’s passing, I have many fond memories of happy times with both of you. Marie and I enjoyed working with you in the sporting goods store and watching the business grow. Be glad, my friend, for the many wonderful years you and Peggy shared.

    Paul Funk

  2. Robert Pisano
    May 26 2020

    Thoughts and prayers for Andrea and the entire Battista Family.
    Heartbroken for your loss; your Mom had an exceptional positive vibration that she shared with everyone she came in contact with. We feel the same about you A! Blessings and our deepest condolences.
    Pisano Family

  3. Greg and Nancy Messina
    May 22 2020

    We are so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. She was a beautiful soul with a warm and welcoming personality. I really enjoyed spending time talking to her at The Bellevue parties and running into you guys in Naples. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Greg and Nancy Messina

  4. Tony Visco
    May 19 2020

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Peggy. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    tony visco

  5. John Powell
    May 13 2020

    Jerry and family so sorry for your loss I know she will be sorely missed

  6. Rich and Linda Villiotte - Coastal Realty
    May 12 2020

    Jay and family… Sending our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers at this difficult time…

  7. Robert C. Lospennato
    May 11 2020


    On behalf of Nancy and the rest of the Lospennato family, please accept our sincerest condolences. Peggy’s death comes as a shock, she was a wonderful person with a personality to match. Peggy will be remembered as a devoted wife and an outstanding mother to four exceptional children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Robert C. Lospennato

  8. Lee Sasso
    May 10 2020

    Jay and family so sorry to hear about Peggy. Our thoughts and prayers our with you at this sad time

  9. Joe and Patty Cascio
    May 9 2020

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Peggy. Please accept our condolences and take care.

    Joe and Patty Cascio

  10. Bob Larsen
    May 9 2020

    Dear Jay,

    So sorry to hear about Peggy. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

    With sympathy, Bob

  11. Paul and Elaine Catalogna
    May 9 2020

    Jay and family
    We are so sorry for your loss
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

    Paul & Elaine

  12. John Rooney
    May 8 2020

    To The Families,
    Sorry For Your Loss,May Peggy Rest In Peace.
    John Rooney

  13. Peter Cataldo
    May 7 2020

    Jerry Battista and family,

    Very sorry! Our prayers are with you! I remember Peggy from when I was young!


    Peter and Marie Cataldo

  14. Henry and Suzanne Ward
    May 7 2020

    Jay Suzie and I are so sorry to learn about Peggy’s death. Our condolences to you and your family.

  15. Ned and Nan Daly and Family
    May 7 2020

    Our deepest condolences to the whole family.

  16. Lou and Cathy Annunciata
    May 6 2020

    Jay And Family So Sorry For Your Loss,Sending Love And Prayers To All Of You
    Lou And Cathy Annunciata.

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