Oct. 19, 1941~- April 25, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, April 29, 2013, at 2 p.m., at the Church of the Assumption for Charles Larry Battaglia, 71, a native and lifelong resident of Franklin, who passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 6:18 a.m., at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana in Lafayette. Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Lloyd Benoit will be the celebrant for the Mass.

Survivors include his devoted companion of 22 years, Sharon Haydel; his three sons, Joey Battaglia and his wife, Mary Richardson Battaglia; Danny Battaglia, and Andy Battaglia; one sister, Sr. Kateri Battaglia, MSC; one brother, Jimmy Ray Battaglia and his wife, Algus Wheeler Battaglia; Sharon’s children, Michelle Jones, Michael Haydel and Monnette Broussard; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lisa Ann Battaglia; one son, Chris James Battaglia; his parents, Samuel and Sylvia DePrima Battaglia; and one sister, Irene Elaine Battaglia.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at the Church of the Assumption from 1 p.m. until Mass time at 2 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Battaglia, Andy Battaglia, Justin Jones, Dwayne Broussard, Michael Haydel and Brennan Broussard.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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