Palma (Battista) Patriarca, died peacefully in her Newton home on September 04, 2017.


Beloved mother of Mario Patriarca and his dear Lina Lucchetti; Anne Murphy and her husband Michael. Loving grandmother of: Steven Patriarca and his wife Christy; Paul Patriarca and his wife Jaime. She is also survived by five beautiful great-grandchildren Kyle, McKayla, Dylan, Mason and Nicholas; along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Loreto Patriarca; her daughter-in-law Monika Patriarca; her parents: Francesco & Teresa (Folcarelli) Battista; and by her siblings: Umberto Battista; Angela Grascia; Giuseppe Battista; and Domenica DiMezza.


Palma immigrated from Fontana Liri, Italy during 1958 after a two-year clearance period. She retired from TRW automotive.


Visiting hours in the Magni FH, 365 Watertown St, Rt. 16, Newton on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 7-9pm. Funeral mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton on Monday at  10:30AM. Burial will follow at Newton Cemetery.