Fulgencio Ruben Batista Godínez

La Habana, Cuba
Death 7 Nov 2007 (aged 73)
Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 22763705 · View Source
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From "The Miami Herald"
Fulgencio Ruben Batista, the oldest son of one of Cuba's most controversial yet influential presidents, died Wednesday at his Coral Gables home of complications from leukemia and lymphoma. He was 73.

His father, whose name he carried, was Cuba's last leader before Fidel Castro -- and was dramatically overthrown by Castro's revolution during New Year's Eve festivities in 1958. Batista had been democratically elected for a first term, but in 1952 suspended the constitution and canceled elections.

As the son of a president, Batista, who was 24 when his father and family left Cuba on a late-night flight bound for Spain on New Year's Day 1959, had a front row seat to a time that changed the course of Cuban history.

Visitations are Thursday night until 1 a.m. at Ferdinand Funeral Home, 2546 SW Eighth St.

There also will be visitations Friday from 8 to 10:15 a.m. At that time, the funeral procession will leave for St. John Bosco Church, 1301 W. Flagler St. for an 11 a.m. Mass.

Batista is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carmen Batista; his daughters Maria Aleida, Maribel, Maria del Carmen Murphy and Maria Teresa Worland; grandchildren, Siena Batista Worland, Skye Elyssa Worland and Daniel Luis Murphy; mother-in-law Delfina Robaina; brothers, sisters and a plethora of other family, including his nephew, Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero.

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