Hugo Battocchio, 91 of Bemidji, MN died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his home.
Memorial Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, MN. Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.
He was born November 14, 1921 in Venice, Italy the son of Antonio and Ida Battocchio. He moved to Argentina at the age of 25 where he worked in the furniture business and then moved to the US when he was 30 years old. He worked for Arrigoni Brothers as a terrazzo floor installer in Duluth. One of his jobs took him to Bemidji where he met Margaret Beaumont. He moved to Bemidji and they were married in 1965. In Bemidji he worked as a custodian for the St. Philips Catholic School until he retired. He enjoyed gardening and fishing with his buddies. He was very good at fixing and creating projects in his shop and loved teaching Italian to his students at the Wild Hare in Bemidji.
He is survived by his step-son Greg (Joan) Beaumont of Rockville, MN; 2 sisters Giorgina Fioriola and Annamaria (Ferruccio) Damiani both of Italy; 3 grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Margaret Battocchio in 2012.