Anthony C. Battaglia

Anthony C. Battaglia

August 21, 1935- October 18, 2023

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary Lou; parents, Constance and Anthony J.; brother, Frank; sister, Rosalie Regan.

He is survived by his children: Michael, Kathy Allee, Shari Battaglia Swanson (Carl), Margaret Vacek (Andy), Mark (Michelle); 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 3 to 5 p.m., at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 5 p.m. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, October 23, 2023, 11 a.m., Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118 St. INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Creighton Prep and Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. To view a live broadcast of the service, please go to and click the “view livecast” button.


  • Lavonne McElligott Posted October 19, 2023 8:04 pm


  • Vicki, Todd and Karl Christiansen Posted October 19, 2023 9:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss of a great man. We will cherish the memories of times we spent together. You are now with the love of your life. RIP Uncle Tony.

  • Nancy Vie Posted October 20, 2023 11:51 am

    Sherry & family!!
    So sorry to see that you lost your dad !!
    Thinking of you….
    Lots of Hugs & Prayers coming your way!!
    Nancy Vie

  • Caryl Kotulak and Family Posted October 22, 2023 8:38 am

    Tony and Mary were dear friends in the long ago past. They were even Godparents to son Chris. Lovely people…sure to be missed

  • Chris Kotulak Posted October 22, 2023 11:32 am

    Tony was my Godfather. I always thought it was cool to tell people that I’ve got a Godfather named Tony Battaglia; folks thought I was connected and protected. I’ll never forget that Tony and Mary Lou gave me a train set for my birthday. That was a big deal for me as a boy. Tony came out to Fonner Park once when I was calling the horse races. He and my dad Joe found the way to the winner’s circle. And I announced his name and really layed on the Godfather, Tony Battaglia shtick. We were both proud of that – Dad too.
    Good guy, old school, nice memories.
    Love, Chris Kotulak

  • Mary Wildfang Posted October 22, 2023 12:28 pm

    Michael, Kathy, Shari, Margaret, Mark and families: so saddened by the passing of your father but on the other hand rejoicing over the reunion of your mother and father. I loved them both and know you all will miss them terribly; along with many left to mourn their passing left on this earth. God bless, and take care of each other.🙏💝💝🙏🙏

  • Sonya Posted October 23, 2023 12:33 pm

    My prayers to all of the family! The heavens have gained the big man, Mr.Battaglia, the dancing and singing have begun. All my love, Sonya Otte

  • John Murphy Posted October 23, 2023 1:49 pm

    Classmate of mine at Prep. Always remember Tony with a smile on his face. Neat guy.

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