Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


Maria Nonn, mother of Eva Costa 1997 photo
Maria Nonn was born in Hungary 1902 and celebrated her 96th birthday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Eva and Phil Costa 111 West Third Street, Port Angeles Washington. She lived in Florence Italy about nineteen years and operated a hatter's shop. Her husband was a maitre d'hotel of a leading Florence restaurant.Her daughter Eva came to United States l956 and in l980's brought her widowed mother to Port Angeles. The Peninsula Daily News newspaper in 1992 published a feature on Maria and her crocheting. Language was a problem, as she had limited English, though proficient in Hungarian iand Italian.Several times whenJohn Barrett was visiting in 1997, she sang the popular ITALIAN SONG "O SOLE MIO!" Eva has several videotapes of her mother at Christmas 1992 and other times.
Subject: Maria Nonn, mother of Eva Costa
Year: 1997