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Lino Battista

May 19, 1964 ~ March 2, 2018 (age 53)

Lino Battista, age 53, of Shelby, Michigan and formerly of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, passed away early Friday, March 2, 2018 after being diagnosed with pneumonia in mid-December.  He left us peacefully, surrounded by his wife, Paige and sisters, Connie and Tiziana.  He was born May 19, 1964 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the son of Giovanni Battista and Teresa Caruso.

He married Paige Beyer on April 30, 2011.  Lino spent 25 years in the clothing manufacturing business before moving to Michigan in 2012.  He spent many years working alongside his father and developing suits for the Canadian Military as well as high end clothing stores.  Being fluent in multiple languages, including French, Italian and English, Lino found himself doing contract work for Bromberg and Associates of Troy, MI on a part-time basis and was most recently employed with Haworth of Ludington, MI as a production coordinator.

 He was a self-taught and highly skilled electric guitar player with a great passion for music since he was in his teens.  He also had a love of baseball and hockey, a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers and the Montreal Canadians.

He is survived by his wife, Paige; his children, Adam Battista, Thomas Battista and Cassidy Battista.  His children were his proudest accomplishments in life.  He is also survived by his mother, Teresa Caruso; sisters, Connie (James) Gleeson and Tiziana (Jason) Bontempo; mother-in-law, Debra Beyer; brother-in-law, Chris Beyer and sister-in -law,  Abigail (Scott) Lazarski; as well as many nieces and nephews across the globe.  Lino was preceded in death by his father, Giovanni Battista and his father-in-law, Thomas Beyer.

Visitation is Tuesday, March 6th, 4 pm until the funeral service at 6 pm all at the Harris Funeral Home in Shelby with Pastor Dan Barnum-Steggerda officiating.  Memorials may be directed to Crystal Valley Care Fund, P.O. Box 451, Hart, MI 49420 or Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Lakeshore, 4265 Grand Haven Road, Suite 201, Muskegon, MI 49441. 

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