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Ida M. Battistoni Clements

Ida M. Battistoni Clements passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2019, in Parkhouse Nursing and Rehab in Royersford. She was 85. Mrs. Clements was a resident of Trooper. She earned her licensed practical nurse license from the former Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing. Ida was a member of Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Norristown. She belonged to a bike club while living in Florida and she enjoyed creating stained glass.

Born in Mather on September 28, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and Adeline Vivian Battistoni. Ida was the wife of the late Carl Clements, who died in 2009. Surviving is her loving family including two sons, Carl (Judy) Clements, Jr. of North Fort Myers, Fla. and Charles A. (Carol) Clements of Crossville, Tenn.; two daughters, Pamela J. (William) Valerio of Norristown and Martha A. (Boyd) Waychoff of Schwenksville; grandchildren Krystle and Concetta Valerio, Nicole (Peter) Hartenstine, Amy Jo and Andrew Waychoff, Adam Clements and J.T., Joseph and Luke Clements; a sister, Mary Rice of Washington; a brother, P. Roger (Darlene) Battistoni of Florida; sisters-in-law Johnetta, Virginia, Irma, Ruth and Janet; and many other loving family members. She was preceded in death by brothers Charles, Angelo, Raymond, Richard and Ronald Battistoni.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, September 30, in Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 196 North Trooper Road, Trooper, PA 19403, with her Funeral Mass starting at 11 a.m. Interment will be at 10:30 am. Tuesday, October 1, in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ida's memory to Kindred Care Hospice.

Arrangements are by The Bacchi Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd., Bridgeport.

Condolences to the family at www.bacchifh.com.

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