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Denine Battaglia

April 7, 1961 — January 29, 2022


Denine Battaglia, 60, of Pleasant Hill, was born April 7, 1961, in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Anthony C. and Jean (Lombardi) Battaglia.  She departed this life on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at her daughter's home in Greenwood surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

She attended early high school at Mount Pleasant in Schenectady later finishing her education in Lone Jack.

Denine was a gifted Chef who started working with her mother at the Occasion Restaurant in Pleasant Hill; later becoming the Bar Manager at The Marina Grog & Galley and Garozzo’s Ristorante.  She ended her career cooking at the Brookdale Senior Living Center. She loved working with the staff and especially the residents, many of whom held a special place in her heart.  She enjoyed swimming, camping, and gardening, but more than anything she loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a huge animal lover, proudly passing this trait on to her children.

Denine was preceded in death by her father and her son-in-law Daniel Lewis.

She is survived by her four children, Jennifer Lewis of Greenwood, Kristin (and Frederick) Pugh of Lake City, Florida, Keenan Richcreek of Greenwood, and Giovonna (and Jeffrey) Taylor of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren, Quinton Lewis, Trevon Lewis, Blake Kennedy, Chloe Taylor, Cain Taylor, Freddy Pugh, Jr., and Kyleigh Pugh; her mother Jean Taylor of Pleasant Hill; three siblings, Dean (and Christa) Battaglia of Greenwood, Jeannine Battaglia of Pleasant Hill, and Troy (and Heather) Thackeray of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation has been accorded. 

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Father Curt Vogel officiated.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the KC Pet Project and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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