Ossining's Armeno Badia, Croton Crash Victim, Dies

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OSSINING, N.Y. – Armenio "Hooks" Badia of Ossining died Dec. 4 as a result of a car accident in Croton. He was 77.

He was born March 14, 1935, in Ossining to Dominick and Mary Infantino Badia. He was a former Minor League baseball player with the Cleveland Indians.

Badia was a former White Plains delicatessen owner. He was a member of the American Legion Post 506 and Columbus Lodge, an avid golfer and a fan of horse racing.

He is survived by a daughter, Toni Ann; a son, Michael (Annette); a brother, Frank; his longtime companion, Barbara; and two grandchildren.

Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, at Leach and Thomas Funeral Home in Ossining. Interment will be private.

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