Grace and Phil Battiste of Hudson Falls, NY celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on June 29, 1947 at 2pm in the St. Simon and Jude in Brooklyn, NY. Their wedding party included Lena Marrano Cortese as Maid of Honor and Carl Sciancalepore as Best Man.

Both the Battiste’s are retired.  Grace was Owner of Battiste Grocery on John St. in Hudson Falls. Grace closed the store and retired on May 30, 1997.  Phil retired on June 30, 1986 from BOCES Media Department.

Their children are the late Frank C. Battiste and Debbie; Michael Battiste; Marie Battiste Smith; Joe and Heather Battiste all of Hudson Falls, and Philip and Linda Battiste of Saratoga Springs, NY. They have 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A dinner celebrating their 70 Anniversary was given on June 29th, 2017 at 7pm at Sweet Basil Restaurant by their children and grandchildren.