Fernando “Nundy” Batista, 89, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 31, 2017. Son of the late Pedro and Maria (Fernandes) Batista, he was born in Ludlow on September 13, 1928. A lifelong resident, he was a graduate of Ludlow High School. Nundy proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for the Mass. Environmental Police for 18 years, retiring in 1993. He was a devout communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Ludlow. Nundy coached youth baseball and soccer in Ludlow for many years and was a founding member of the Lusitano Alumni and Fans.
Nundy is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Aurelia “Lil” Batista of Ludlow, a son Kenneth Batista and his wife Kim of Ludlow, a daughter Tina DeLullo and her husband Ralph of Hampden, as well as several nieces and nephews. Sadly he was predeceased by his brother Ernest Rodrigues and his wife Anne and his sister Celeste Rodrigues and her husband Anthony
Visiting hours will be Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2:00-7:00 PM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA
Funeral services for Nundy will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Hubbard St., Ludlow, MA at 11:30 AM for a Liturgy of Christian Burial. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA.
Nundy’s family requests that, in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made in his memory to the Ludlow Senior Center Building Fund, 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow, MA 01056 or the charity of one’s choice.