Elina I. Batista (Mami) July 6, 1938 - February 10, 2020, Elina passed away peacefully at home with her beloved husband of 70 years, Previstor (Freddie) Batista, by her side holding her hand. Born in Banes, Oriente, Cuba, Elina & Freddie immigrated to the United States on January 13, 1970. They resided in Bridgeport, Black Rock, CT until 1989. They were active members of the Cuban Social Club in Black Rock. Although they have been Florida residents for over 30 years, they always considered New England to be their home. Elina was a retired seamstress for Mori-Lee Bridal Company, Boca Raton, FL and Heim Bearings, Co., Fairfield, CT. She loved cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. Elina was the most loving and devoted mother to her four children; Elina Larracuente (61), Anna Batista (57), Lissette Rutledge (53) and Freddie Batista (44). She is survived by her husband, Freddie Batista, her four children, sixteen grand children, nine great grand children, two sisters, two brother-in-laws, a sister-in-law and many loved nieces & nephews who she loved as if they were her own. Her family was her whole world and she cherished every moment spent with them. They are a very close, tight knit family. Truly, her pride and joy. Her home was always filled with kids, friends, and family. The aroma of Cuban coffee filled the air and she loved to spend her day in the kitchen cooking for who ever might be stopping by. She was always available for a conversation and to offer great advice. She loved to laugh and chat about current events and brag about her grand children. Her husband Freddie describes Elina as the most honest, caring, loving, and beautiful woman – she was his best friend. Her family and friends knew Elina as the most loyal, compassionate and giving person they had ever known. Her grand daughter Leah describes her as being cynical yet compassionate and as sharp as a tack every day of her life. She was an absolute mind ninja. She could sniff out a lie or deception a mile away. She judged the character behind the act and was impervious to your BS. Those that knew her well can attest to how ridiculously hilarious she was. Oftentimes, laughing out loud to the observations in her head. By the time she stopped giggling long enough to share these observations you were laughing too. Her laughter was absolutely contagious. Her love was tireless and knew no bounds. She will be terribly missed.