Antoinette P. (Battaglia) Russo

Antoinette P. (Battaglia) Russo, 94, of North Port, Florida, formerly of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Antoinette was the wife of the late Michael J. Russo of Johnstown, to whom she was married for 54 years. Mrs. Russo was born in Albany, daughter of the late Gatiano and Nelle Battaglia, and dear sister to the late Mary (Battaglia) Micare and the late Joseph Battaglia.

Antoinette was the proud mother of Nunzio Russo and his wife, Lucy of Gloversville, Verna McAfee and her husband, Paul of North Port, Florida and Thomas Russo and his wife, Patricia of Bradenton, Florida. She was the loving “Nana” to eight grandchildren, Annette Miller, Lisa Pollak and Michael Russo, Michael, Paul and Thomas McAfee, and Michael and Mark Russo. She was the cherished great-grandmother of 12 great-grandchildren. Extended family includes Carol Russo of Johnstown (mother of Annette, Lisa and Michael Russo) and stepgrandchildren, Bryan and Russell Dennie.

Antoinette was employed at the Crescendoe Glove Company for many years. Mrs. Russo was a Roman Catholic.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Holy Trinity Church, Glebe Street, Johnstown. Family and friends may call on Saturday prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 1203 Access Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33981.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at

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