Joanne Battista, age 78 of Massillon, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, June 27, 2020. Born in Canton, OH on July 4, 1941 to the late Paul and Angeline nee Scarpino Magyar. Joanne was a Timken Vocational High School graduate. She owned a number of businesses. Her latest until retirement in 2018 was Private Edition. Joanne was an accomplished and avid artist and produced many paintings that are still cherished by her friends and family. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Robert M. Battista; children Nicholas and Patricia Battista of Cincinnati. Denise and Tom Briggs of San Diego, CA. Danielle and Michael Silvey of Akron. Also survived by 6 grandchildren Dominic, Olivia, Kelsey, Alexis, Robert and Isabella. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: The North American Union Sisters of our Lady of Charity in Carrollton or to Aultman Compassion Care Center.
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