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37. Josephine (Jo, Jo Jo, Piti) LAGOS BESTEIRO.57

Josephine (Jo, Jo Jo, Piti) LAGOS BESTEIRO and Joseph Frank BARON were married on 19 Mar 1947 in New York, NY, USA. Because Joe Baron was a divorced man (and therefore disapproved of by Jo's father Antonio Lagos), Joe and Jo were married while Josephine's parents were visiting Cuba. Joe and Jo later moved in with her parents, and Antonio was later to describe Joe in glowing terms.

Photo Joseph Frank BARON (son of Francis BARON and Agnes ZAGATA) was born on 15 Mar 1914 in Passaic, NJ, USA. He served in the military between 1944 and 1946. In the US Navy on the USS Sabik, where he was a ship's barber, third class. He was educated at Passaic High School and graduated on 16 Jun 1949 in Passaic, NJ, USA. Did not graduate until 1949 because he had dropped out of high school at 16 when his mother died. He was a barber and owned his own barber shop in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA between 1949 and 1953. He died on 5 Apr 1953 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA. Josephine (Jo, Jo Jo, Piti) LAGOS BESTEIRO and Joseph Frank BARON had the following children:



Photo Mercedes Mary BARON **57 was born on 21 Mar 1951 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA.65 Her grandfather Antonio Lagos had always wanted a descendant named after his sister Mercedes, and when she was born, he and his wife were visiting Cuba. Mercedes' parents Joe and Jo sent a telegram to Antonio and Josefa stating simply words to the effect "Mercedes and her mother are doing well." She died on 6 Feb 1957 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ, USA.

Dolores BALL (Carr) noted in 1992 that "Mercedes reached the hearts of her aunts and uncles as well as her cousins. What stands out is how special she was to her Aunt Dee [LAGOS) and Uncle Pie [BALL], who were extraordinarily good to her after her father's death.

Long after the death of Mercedes and her father Joe Baron, her mother, Jo LAGOS BESTEIRO commented "A book is made up of many chapters and I look at this as a closed chapter of the Book of Life but I know that their memory will always live in the hearts of the Lagos Family."

Josephine (Jo, Jo Jo, Piti) LAGOS BESTEIRO and Michael Stanley NASPINSKI had the following children:









Michelle Frances NASPINSKI LAGOS.