Joseph “Joe” Andrew Baron, age 64, of Southampton and long time resident of Easthampton, died on Saturday morning March 20, 2021, after a sudden illness at his residence. Joe was born on February 4, 1957 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton he was the son of the late Armond Joseph Baron and Cecilia (Gaida) Baron.
Joe was raised in Easthampton residing on Everett Street for many years before moving to Knight Ave with his wife and two sons, prior to down sizing with Janet to Southampton. While in Easthampton, Joe was educated from kindergarten through eighth grade at the former Immaculate Conception Parochial School graduating with the final class in 1976 from the former Saint Michael's High School, he attended college at Richter College in Houlton, Maine before it's closing in 1978.
Returning to Easthampton, Joe started his long dedicated working career, at Clark School for the Deaf in Northampton, National Felt Company in Easthampton and a twenty eight year career as a machinist mechanic at the Tubed Products, now Berry Plastics in Easthampton.
Joey, in his younger years was an outstanding athlete, he excelled in every sport he played, from youth soccer, basketball and baseball. His high school career was no different, playing and being a varsity letter man for three sports his entire high school career, also playing soccer for Richter College. He continued for many years playing in adult indoor soccer leagues, basketball leagues and for numerous teams in softball leagues both in Easthampton and Northampton. He loved coaching his boys in Easthampton Little League and U-13 Soccer, continuing to be involved and supportive with his sons sports, never missing a game. Joe was also an avid outdoors man, who loved hunting, kayaking, fishing, and camping with his beloved wife Janet or anything that had to with the outdoors, including sitting in his back yard by his fire pit listening to oldies. Joe was also a devoted and loyal Detroit Tigers fan loved the San Francisco 49ers.
Joe was married on May 14, 1988 and is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Janet Ellen (Kessler) Baron, cherished sons; Christopher Baron and girlfriend, Kim Korza of Easthampton, Cody Baron and girlfriend Jessica Luczynska of Southwick, 2 beloved sister and brother in laws; Kathleen and Robert “Bob” Archambeault of Southampton, Bonnie and James “Jim” Ledoux of Easthampton, two nephews; Mark Archambeault, Jason Ledoux ,also five nieces; Kristie Sullivan, Jennifer Ledoux, Amy Joanives, Beth Gates, Cheryl Kessler, grand nieces and nephews; Genevieve Archambeault, Caden Archambeault, Declan Sullivan, Delaney Sullivan, Colin Ledoux, Joshua Ledoux, Carly Ledoux and step mother; Constance C. (Anair) Baron of Easthampton. Joe is also survived by numerous sisters and brothers in law, nieces and nephews on the Kessler Family side, along with many cherished friends.
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