Oct. 27, 1921 - Jan. 3, 2013
ELKHART ó Mary Grace Battista, 91, of Hubbard Hill Estates, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at her residence.
Mary was born into a close-knit Italian family Oct. 27, 1921, in Elkhart to Sam and Maggie (Paduano) Battista.
She was a 1940 graduate of Elkhart High School and worked as a secretary in the advertising department at H & A Selmer Co. Mary was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. She was an avid gardener and reader who loved learning new things.
Mary is survived by a sister, Rose Battista; five nieces, Judith Helak Jank, Lauren Helak Toepp, Maryann Helak, Gina Battista and Angela Battista; and four nephews, David, Thomas, John and Michael Helak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Helak and Antoinette Piedmont; two brothers, Dominic Battista and Sam Battista Jr.; and a niece, Katherine Helak Holden.
Friends may call one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. service Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Hubbard Hill Estates. Burial will follow at St. Vincentís Cemetery. Father Glenn Kohrman will officiate.
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Altar and Rosary Society, St. Vincentís Church.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hubbard Hill for the compassionate care they gave Mary.