Fernando "Nundy" Batista

September 13, 1928 - December 31, 2017
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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

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Visitation Information

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

Service Information

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.

Donation Information

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.


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Born: September 13, 1928
Died: December 31, 2017

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Albert Colone posted on 1/30/18

I got to know Nundy in the early 90's when I was director of the national soccer hall of fame. I was invited by him to be his guest, with other soccer people, to be part of the annual gala soccer celebration promoted by the Lusitano SC. At first meeting, it was clear to see that he was a very nice person, dedicated to family and the valued soccer heritage of Ludlow! I traveled there many times and was honored to even speak at some of the banquets. He worked with passion for soccer, especially Ludlow soccer, to frame the World's greatest sport within it's proud history in Ludlow, centered on the powerful influence of the Portuguese community there! Even though our paths didn't cross again after the mid 90's, every year he and Lil would remember me with a Christmas card. Immediate friends and lasting friendships are never ending! I'll remember him in my thoughts and prayers. Best to family and all who knew him!


Mark & Stephanie Giebner posted on 1/10/18

We are saddened to here of Nundy's passing. He was such a great guy. Our thoughts and prays are with you all. The Giebner Family


John Forgie posted on 1/10/18

Atque in perpetum frater atque vale Nundy, it has been an honor just to know you- a star on the ball field-and a patriot when our country called- Nundy, you were the best- All American. You will be missed by all. Respectfully, John Forgie and Family


Isabel Butterfield posted on 1/4/18

Lil: I was so sad seeing Nundy's obituary in the paper. I know he has had a few bad years, but I will remember all the fun times we had at Class reunions. Nundy was an outstanding member of our LHS Class of 1948 and he will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to you, Ken & Tina. Isabel Butterfield


Mary Elizabeth Silva and Theresa G Silva posted on 1/4/18

We are sad to hear of Nundy's passing. He was a great friend of my Father and Mother. Also was my father's Best Man at their wedding! Our love and sympathies go out to the family.


Deacon Jim Ziemba posted on 1/4/18

Dear Lil & Family, not only has the Lusitano soccer family lost a good friend but all of the Western Mass. soccer community. A true gentleman & friend to all. May the good Lord Bless you all. R.I.P. Nundy.


RoseMarie & Charles Laramee posted on 1/3/18

Lil & Family. So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure sharing lunch with Nundy at the Senior Center. So glad we got to know him. He was a very special man and we will miss him.


dennis fernandes posted on 1/3/18

To Lil and entire Family; Nundy has always been admired for his enthusiasm and respected for his integrity. Now He will be missed for those attributes and more. Our Condolences on his passing; Mindy & Dennis Fernandes


Dolores Goncalves posted on 1/2/18

Lil, I am so sorry for you and your family. Nundy was such a nice man and you were so fortunate to have him in your lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you; may he rest in peace.


Frank Lasky posted on 1/2/18

Hey Nundy ! I haven't seen you or your family in over 20 years. It doesn't matter ! Both you and your family were extremely wonderful people ! With the utmost respect Frank Lasky EPO


Teri Myette posted on 1/2/18

Lil and family, So sorry for your loss. Nundy was a great man in many ways. He will never be forgotten. Deepest Sympathy.