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Dorothy Baker

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.


  • Arletha Archer Zehr Posted June 12, 2018 5:51 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with Dorothy’s family at this difficult time. We were first cousins.

  • Pam Posted June 12, 2018 6:04 PM

    So very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was a great lady! Thoughts and prayers to all of her family!!
    John and Pam

  • Faye Schneider Posted June 12, 2018 6:13 PM

    Sorry to hear about your mom ,she is at piece prayers for the family

  • Elton and Lynda wood Posted June 12, 2018 6:22 PM

    Scott and Lisa and family. Sorry to hear this. She will be sadly missed. Dorothy was a great lady. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of her family. Uncle Elton and aunt Lynda

  • Kim and Bart Young Posted June 12, 2018 7:51 PM

    Thinking of your entire family tonight. Your mom was a gem!! Prayers and love to you all!

  • Tammy Sykes Posted June 12, 2018 8:13 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to Dorothy ‘s family. She was always fun loving and family oriented. May she Rest In Peace!

  • Kaye Posted June 12, 2018 9:06 PM

    I am so sorry Scott and Lisa. I used to go to her shops with my children and Lou Ann every time we visited the Lake. We always found something that we couldn’t live without! So sorry to know that 2 sons predeseased her 😢 How incredibly sad. May the Lord Jesus bless you and keep you strong in this unfathomable time.

  • Jacquetta and Randy Stephen Posted June 12, 2018 9:33 PM

    We are thinking of you and your family Scott so sorry for your loss.

  • Carol Tiffany Posted June 13, 2018 7:38 AM

    My sympathies to the family. I so enjoyed visiting with her when she came into the Croghan Post Office. Heaven has another rose for its bouquet.

  • Shirla J. Farr Schunke and family. Posted June 13, 2018 8:03 AM

    She will always be a part of my heart, growing up as a neighbor and friends of her kids. she will be missed by many. Know you all are in my thoughts and Prayers. Wish I could of been there to celebrate her life, but my mother is not well enough for travel. Will never be forgotten. <3

  • Shelley Rockwell Posted June 13, 2018 8:11 AM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers Lisa, Scott and family.

  • Karen Gettman Houghton Posted June 13, 2018 8:21 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was such a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family! 💕

  • Lois Posted June 13, 2018 12:53 PM

    So sorry to read of your loss Cheryl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Blanche LaVancha Trainham Posted June 13, 2018 2:05 PM

    To all of the family, my condolences. I have many happy memories of Dorothy and the whole family. My prayers are with you all

  • Margaret Edwards Nevills Posted June 13, 2018 2:55 PM

    Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was my first cousin. My mom was Margaret Chartrand Edwards. Prayers for peace and strength at this sad time.

  • Tony Posted June 13, 2018 4:13 PM

    I work with Jolyn in San Antonio, TX. I shared my condolences with her and would like to also share them with you. In reading about Ms. Baker, it is evident that she loved family, crafting and the outdoors.. Together with her faith, I am sure she had much to offer others and will be deeply missed.

  • Jackie Wood Posted June 13, 2018 4:18 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dorothy was a nice lady and one of the first people I met when I moved to Harrisville. She will be missed.

  • Jayme Spearnock Posted June 13, 2018 10:37 PM

    Dear Mike and Family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the Lord’s promise of Heaven.
    Fondly, Jayme (Burrows) Spearnock

  • Ben and Linda Hunter Posted June 14, 2018 9:41 AM

    Precious memories heal the sad hearts. So sorry for your loss. May the Good Lord help you all through this difficult time. May Dorothy rest in peace .

  • Juliann Baker Cunningham Posted June 14, 2018 3:17 PM

    Mom, You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul. You’ll be the breath should I grow old. You are my Mother, you’re my best friend. You’re in my soul. I will miss you Mom. Love, Julie

  • Mary Edwards Micek Posted June 14, 2018 11:19 PM

    Mary Edwards Micek..Dorothy and I were 1st cousins. I am Margaret Chartrand Edwards’ oldest child.. I now live in Virginia but have very found memories of Dorothy growing up and when we actually had time to visit our relatives. Please accept my deepest sympathy . May the peace of God sustain you all in this time of sadness.

  • Stephanie Clarke Posted June 15, 2018 4:01 PM

    If I only knew what to say. Such a great friend for so many years. Fly high and yntul we meet again ai shall keep the memories in my head and the love in my heart.

  • Dave & Julie Northrup Posted June 15, 2018 5:17 PM

    Sorry for your loss

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