Funeral services for Dorothy Baker, age 87, of Harrisville, NY, will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018, at 10:00AM at St. Francis Solanus Church with Rev. Donald J. Manfred officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Solanus Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2018, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Frary Funeral Home, Harrisville. Mrs. Baker passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Hospice of Jefferson County at Ellis Farm, in Watertown, NY.
Dorothy was born on August 28, 1930, in Jerden Falls, NY, the daughter of Edward and Eveleen Prittie Chartrand. She attended school in Jerden Falls and later went to Harrisville Central School. Dorothy married Gerald E. Baker on June 11, 1949 at St. Anthony’s Church in Indian River, NY with Rev. Cosmos F. Girard officiating. Gerald predeceased her on March 15, 2008. Dorothy was a bus driver for the Harrisville Central School District for nineteen years. She later owned and operated two craft stores, Chris’s Crafts and Grandma’s House.
Dorothy is survived by her five children, Kerry “Mike” Baker and his wife, Barb, of Urbana, OH, Cheryl Planck and her husband, Perry, of Castorland, NY, Scott Baker and his wife, Lisa, of Barnesville, OH, Leta Breault of Montgomery, AL and Juliann Cunningham and her husband, Christopher, of Lebanon, TN; a brother, Glenn Chartrand of Croghan, NY; nineteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her two sons, Edward C. Baker in 2011 and Daniel James Baker in 2011; two sisters, Kathleen Baker and Lucretia Brouty and four brothers, Edward Chartrand, Harold (Pat) Chartrand, Harrison Chartrand and Kenneth (Jack) Chartrand.
Dorothy’s greatest joy was raising her family and spoiling her grandchildren. She took pride in her work outdoors and enjoyed crafting. Dorothy liked to play cards, bingo and trips to the casino. Mrs. Baker was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella in Harrisville, NY.
Donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.