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“My sincere condolences to Elio's family. I remember him playing for everyone at the old Ristorante Trevi. My father and I were regulars there and we...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: John Young - Wilmington, DE

“Elio and Nini, sorry for your loss. I remember your dad driving you to COK some days and seeing your parents though our school careers together. ...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Elinho and Nino, please accept our sympathy on the death of your father.We will pray for God's loving blessing on your families. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Evandro and Margaret Gomes - DE

“Elio and Erin, I am so sorry to read this news. Elio, I remember your sweet mother so well when she would call for you in the office, and how...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“On behalf of my entire family we wish to offer our condolences on the death of your father. We will keep him and you in our prayers....the...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Edna Lynam - Wilmington, DE

“ Prince of Piedmont Lodge Is vert sorry to hear of the Passing of You're Dad. jim ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: jim lemmon - wilmington, DE

“Elio was one of the gentlest, kindest people I have ever meet. He always had a kind word for everyone. He was vibrant and interesting. Elio will...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Janet Oliva - Millsboro, DE

“I am very sorry for your loss. Viviana ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Viviana Weinreich - FL

“May the God of all comfort grant you peace at this difficult time. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I will remember Elio for his wonderful accordion music. He played with passion and walked around the room serenading the audience. He was a member...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: susan shertok - newark, DE


Elio Battista, Sr., age 90 of Wilmington, Delaware formerly of Arpino, Italy passed away peacefully on Thursday July 6, 2017.

Mr. Battista is survived by Elio and Erin Battista, Jr. of Hockessin and Nino and Sandra Battista of Wilmington, and grandchildren Nino Jose, Aiden Alexander and Anya Alise.

Elio enjoyed life and had a passion for hunting and playing the accordion and sharing his music with others. He was a loving and loyal husband, father and grandfather and never hesitated to help anyone in need. Elio's kindness and generosity will be missed by all those whose life he touched.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all those friends who have shared their lives with Elio and brought him happiness.

Services will be private.