Loretta F. Battaglia

December 17, 1934 - July 1, 2019 Landenberg, PA | Age 84 Loving Sister, Aunt, Great Aunt and Friend.

LORETTA F. BATTAGLIA, age 84, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was the wife of Frank A. Battaglia, who passed away in 2004, and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Pietro Ferranto and the late Anna Rita Macellaro Ferranto. Loretta grew up in Kennett Square and was a lifelong parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church.

She and her husband Frank were successful accountants in Kennett Square for over 40 years. They were dedicated to their clients and well known in the borough. Through the success of their business, they were able to support many local groups and charities that are so strong in the community today.  Through the years, their memberships led them to travel and enjoy their time together.

Family traditions were most memorable with 3 generations of nieces and nephews gathering for over 30 years at her home for Thanksgiving. Loretta was very giving and always made sure no one was left out. Loretta enjoyed spending time with friends playing cards, gardening and going to their beach house in Lewes, Delaware. One of her favorite past time was watching the Philadelphia Phillies.

She is survived by one brother, Robert Ferranto of Avondale, PA. Loretta was predeceased by one brother, Louis Ferranto; two sisters, Frances Ferranto and Anna Marie “Dolly” Brooks and by one nephew, Robert Ferranto Jr. She is survived by her beloved nieces and nephews: LouAnne Basciani Toto, Linda Brooks Wanex, Leslie Brooks Bernens, Peter Ferranto, Gale Ferranto, Jennifer Ferranto and their children and grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 10:00 to 12:00 on Tuesday morning, July 9, 2019, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 12:00pm. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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July 9, 2019 10:00-12:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA

Funeral Mass

July 9, 2019 12:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA


July 9, 2019 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. For all of Loretta’s family, our sincere sympathy to you.
    Loretta and Frank were close neighbors for many years and we felt so lucky and blessed to have them
    next door and still do miss them.
    Blessings for their family.

    Larry and Alice cooper | July 15, 2019 at 9:21 PM
  2. Gayle and family, I am so sorry to learn of Loretta’s passing. I remember her and Frank for many years as our firm’s accountants. I also enjoyed seeing her at The Summit. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Joan Hoffman

    Joan E. Hoffman | July 10, 2019 at 11:31 AM
  3. So sorry for your loss. I know you don’t know me but I worked with Franny quite a few years and Kennett she was a wonderful lady to and sisters look-alike I just want to let you know that I feel so bad about the loss of your family member. Myrtle

    Myrtle Pierce | July 6, 2019 at 8:06 PM
  4. Loretta , you have done much to help better your family , community ,neighbors and especially the Lord. Because of your efforts and endeavors you have left a legacy of good,joy and happiness for all to enjoy
    It has been many years since I last saw you when you and your mother would come to Beauty Vila West where I would do my magic to give you and your mother the hair styles you wanted and with the watchful eye of your brother Lou nodding his approval.
    Loretta enjoy your earned eternal peace and reunion with family and loved ones .

    Sue Marley | July 6, 2019 at 8:25 AM
  5. To The Ferranto Family, so sorry to hear about the loss of Loretta. May she rest in peace. Elaine.

    Elaine Fiore | July 6, 2019 at 8:23 AM
  6. To the Ferranto Family,

    So many years of friendship (since high school), so many
    years of playing canasta (since high school), so many wonderful memories that our card club shared. What fun and fellowship over the years did we share! I am so sorry for the loss of my friend, Retta, and I know her whole family will miss her.

    Dot Bove

    Dot Bove | July 3, 2019 at 1:09 PM

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