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Marjorie T. Battisti (nee Cunningham)

11/15/1940 - 7/09/2024

Marjorie T. Battisti (nee Cunningham), aged 83, of Novelty, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in her home, in the early morning hours of July 9th, 2024. She was born November 15, 1940, in Cleveland, to the late Edward and Ethel Cunningham. 

Marge enjoyed a long career riding, raising and breeding horses on her family farm, Cedar Fair Arabians Horse Farm. 

When she wasn’t riding horses, Marge enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family – especially her five grandchildren. 

Marge was the loving wife of the late Robert E. Battisti Sr.; dearest mother of Robert E. Battisti Jr., Douglas Battisti, and Barbara (Jason) Taggart; beloved grandmother of Aubrey and Bailey Zanella, Lily, Brendan and Quinn Taggart; sister of Mary Keller; aunt to many nieces and nephews; and devoted caretaker to her loving dogs Tessa and Katie, and many other animals she loved throughout her life. 

The Battisti family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, July 26th, 2024 at St. John Funeral Home, 16381 Chillicothe Rd., Bainbridge. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 27th at St. John Funeral Home. Burial to immediately follow at Riverside Cemetery in Novelty. 

Donations to Pet Fix of Northeast Ohio petfixnortheastohio.org are lovingly appreciated.

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6 Replies to “Marjorie T. Battisti (nee Cunningham)”

  1. I’m going to miss my friend so much. You’re back with your horses Marge. RIP
    My sincere condolences to the family.


  2. The world has lost an amazing woman. Rest in Peace.


  3. Barbara Meholick July 12, 2024 at 6:44 pm

    When I met Marge many moons ago, I boarded my thoroughbred in her old barn. She was always so kind and helpful and took such good care of all the horses. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed


  4. I will miss my friend Marge We have known each other for years Our husbands were friends since high school and our children basically spent their younger years together.We talked a lot on the phone went on a trip together etc A great lady She will be missed by all.


  5. So sorry for your loss Thinking of all of you Bobby,Doug ,Barbara and grandchildren and Mary her sister .Are thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
    The Stizza Family


  6. David Russell July 18, 2024 at 2:21 am

    We love you now and forever, Marge. You were the best. Loyal to the end. We’ll never forget you.

    Wonderful years spent in friendship in your barn, your home, your woods. You are truly unforgettable.

    David, Zaiba, Daniel and Ian Russell


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