Antonio M. Batista, 84, a resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at home on Saturday, February 27, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted and loving husband of Maria C. (Rodrigues) Batista for 42 years. Son of the late Antonio Morgado-Rodrigues and Henriqueta Batista, he was born and raised in Fogo, Cape Verde. He retired from the food industry in 2001. Religion was a major part of his life and attended Sunday Mass every week with his wife and family. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports, especially soccer and basketball. His favorite soccer team was the Portuguese National Team and the Boston Celtics were his favorite basketball team. Antonio enjoyed planting the family garden every year, from which the family enjoyed the fruits of his labor in fresh zucchini, tomatoes and kale. He loved watching shows such as Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune and Everybody Loves Raymond. Before immigrating to the United States, Antonio enjoyed traveling with his younger brother. Word searches and listening to the radio were some of Antonio's favorite activities during retirement.
In addition to his wife, Antonio is survived by his children, Filomena Alves-Amado and her husband Domingo Amado of Hanson; Henrietta McGarry of Weymouth, Henry Alves and his wife Laura Sampson-Alves of Brockton, Antonio Batista Jr. his wife Thy Pham-Batista of South Easton and Elizabeth Batista-Maloney and her husband Jeffrey Maloney of Stoughton. He was the grandfather of Francesca Alves-Hines, Marisa McGarry, EvaMarie McGarry, Benjamin Amado, Kayla Alves, Isaac Walker, Nathaniel Amado, Jonathan Alves, Derren Maloney, Noah Batista, Aliyah Maloney and Nora Batista and great-grandfather of Ameerah and Malik Miranda. He was the brother of Nicolau Batista of Cape Verde, Margarida Cardoso of Brockton, Maria Rodrigues of North Scituate, Adelina Monterio and Pedro Rodrigues Batista both of Palm Bay and the late Raul Baptista, Aida DoCanto, Maria Batista and Eugenia Batista. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours will be held at Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Thursday, March 4 from 5-7 PM. Masks and social distancing required. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Funeral Mass will be private with interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton.