Joseph Battipaglia, 88, of South Kent, died Dec. 3 at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Frieda (Laug) Battipaglia.

Mr. Battipaglia was born Dec. 31, 1923, in White Plains, N.Y., son of the late Dominic and Grace (Dagaris) Battipaglia. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Battipaglia was self-employed, and owned several businesses in his lifetime.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Battipaglia is survived by a daughter, Joanna Seitz, of South Kent; a brother, Robert Battipaglia, of Silver Springs, Md.; and a granddaughter, Amanda Elizabeth Seitz, of Washington. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph Battipaglia Jr.

Burial was in St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury.

Memorials may be made to the NMVNA, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford CT 06776.