At Parkwood Hospital on Sunday, April 21, 2013 Rita (Cercone) Battaglini in her 81st year. Dear wife of Alessandro Battaglini. Loving mother of Christine Mancari and her husband Gabe. Proud nonna of David (Tina) Mancari and Mark (Lise) Mancari. Adoring great nonna of Lucas, Brandon and Grayson. Dear sister of Paul Cercone (late Connie), Lidia Lalama (Donato) and Vince Cercone (Concetta) and sister in law of Flavia Cercone, Maria DiGiadomenico (late Victor) and Amelia Fronzaglia (Albert). Predeceased by her brother Pietro Cercone and her sister Giuseppina Cercone. Dearly missed by Ralph and Nicky Battaglini, long time and best friends for 60 years. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff of Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care for the care Rita received. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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