Josephine F. "Jo" Salario

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  • "A letter to Jo : Dear Jo, First of all I want to commend..."
    - Mary Ricks
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    - Beverly Lively
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A native and lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, Jo Salario passed away June 3, 2018. Born October 20, 1921, she was the daughter of Joseph and Antoinette 'Lena' Manda Salario. She was a graduate of Baton Rouge High School and Baton Rouge Business College. She took military leave and enlisted in the United States Navy (WAVES) in 1945, completed basic training at Hunter College in New York, and was stationed at the Navy Department, Washington D.C., where she proudly served her country for the duration of the war. Jo was employed by the Department of Public Welfare for 35 years. In 1974 she entered the employ of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge where she served as secretary to Bishop Joseph V. Sullivan, and Bishop Stanley J. Ott, until her retirement in 1988. She is survived by a first cousin and foster-sister, Gail R. Yawn (husband Jerry) of Mobile, Alabama, and her son Eric M. Courtney; two nephews of Lafayette: David B. "Rusty" Pope, and Mark A. Pope (wife Marsha); and devoted cousins: Brenda Bordelon (husband Rickie), Patricia Manda, Barbara O'Rourk (husband Maurice), and Debbie Salvant (husband Paul). Jo was preceded in death by her loving parents and her beloved sister Dorothy and her husband David E. Pope. Visitation at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, June 12, from 9:30 a.m. until a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Baton Rouge National Cemetery, 220 N. 19th Street, will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul or . Anchors away, Jo!
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