Peter Battistoni Sr. age 62 suddenly taken from his family July 19th at Samaritan Hospital born in Albany the son of the late George and Dorothy Battistoni. Peter was an Owner Operator for National Freight and then worked for Hess as a driver and a mechanic for 27 years and lastly a mechanic for Quality Carriers for the past 7 years. Peter liked working and fixing things and was known for his excessive tool collection and his love of flashlights.
Peters favorite memories are of his lifelong friends and camping buddies and being a part of his children's life, coaching them in baseball, bowling, football, and softball.
Peter was the devoted husband of 39 years to Lori (Belz) devoted father of Nikoletta (Shawn) Battistoni-Williams, Peter (Rebekah) Battistoni Jr., brother of George (Dona) and Anthony Battistoni and Linda (Patrick) Flanagan brother in law of Joni Belz, Joseph (Jennifer) Belz Jr. he is also survived by 12 Nieces and nephews, 3 great nieces and his 2 buddies Lucy and Desi.
Relatives and friends are invited to his calling hours Monday evening 4-6 at the Rockefeller funeral home 165 Columbia Tpk Rensselaer with a memorial service at 6. A reception will follow at the Melvin roads post in East Greenbush.