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Eleanor B. Baker, 97

LACONIA — Mrs. Eleanor B. Baker, a resident of Laconia, New Hampshire and formerly of Melrose, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at home on Saturday morning, March 2, 2013, at the age of 97.  
Mrs. Baker was born in Malden, MA on April 15, 1915, daughter of the late Richard C. and Agnes E. (Pearson) Baker.  She resided for the first half of her life in the adjacent city of Melrose.  She first vacationed on Lake Winnipesaukee in the 1920’s and later spent many delightful summers in the Lakes Region.  She and her husband, H. Allan Baker, built their home in Laconia in 1973 and moved there permanently in 1977.  She was a professional decorative painter and taught these skills for many years, with classes in Melrose and Laconia.  Her accomplishments ranged broadly across other craft-related fields including quilting, cross stitching, rug braiding, rug hooking, ceramics, and card stamping.

She was predeceased by her husband, H. Allan Baker and is survived by her two sons, Richard A. Baker, and his wife Patricia of Kensington, MD, and Robert N. Baker of Weymouth, MA and Laconia, NH; by two grandsons, Christopher Baker and his wife Michelle Baker of Bethesda, MD, and David Baker and his partner Anthony Castelbuono of Hanover, NH; and by three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Lauren, and Andrew Baker of Bethesda, MD.
Relatives and friends will gather in honor and remembrance of Eleanor’s life for her Funeral Service at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose, on Friday, March 15 at a time to be announced.  Interment in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.  Gifts in Eleanor’s memory may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246.  For obituary, directions, or to express condolences online, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.
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