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Obituary: Marguerite Baker, 93, of Arlington

Baker died Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Marguerite Baker. Photo credit: DeVito Funeral Home
Marguerite Baker. Photo credit: DeVito Funeral Home
The following is from DeVito Funeral Home.

Marguerite Yvonne (Bell) Baker, 93, of Arlington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Beloved wife of the late Robert R. Baker. Loving mother of Robert and his wife Linda of Arlington, Charles and his wife Pien of the Netherlands, Judy Lucarelli and her husband Peter of Plano, Texas, Joanne Geurts of the Netherlands and Peggy Merritt and her husband Bob of Clifton, Maine. Fun grandmother of Peter, Mark, Margje, Tine, Katrien, Elizabeth, Rob, Heather, Jenn, Matt, Hans, Sophia and Charlie, as well as great grandmother of Amara, Lenn, Ella, Nore, Anna, Anthony and Rileigh.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit in The Saville Chapel of DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON, on Friday evening 6-8 and to funeral services on Saturday at 11 a.m. in The Calvary Church, United Methodist, 300 Mass. Ave., Arlington. Interment to follow Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in Marguerite's memory to: Calvary Church or Angell Memorial Medical Center, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Marguerite was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Nashville and was raised on a farm in Fairview, Tenn., during the depression. She worked at Voltee Aircraft Company during WWII and met her husband at Fort Campbell, Ky. After the war, they married and moved first to Teele Avenue, Somerville, and later to Pheasant Avenue in Arlington.

Marguerite worked as a bookkeeper, retiring at age 75 from the Downtown Club located atop the State Street Bank building in Boston. She had a strong sense of volunteering, serving as president of the Stratton School PTA, president of the Paquinoxe Club at Calvary Methodist Church, and when any organization one of her children were involved with needed goodies baked or outfits sewn, she was there.

Mom was a wonderful seamstress making many of her daughters' prom dresses and flower girl dresses for their weddings. She passed on her love of animals and travel to her family. Throughout her life, Mom loved to take photographs of family events and her travels. We are thankful to have dozens of photo albums she lovingly put together for the family.

Marguerite was known as “The Lady in Red” because she almost always dressed in her favorite color. Mom’s greatest joy was her family. She will always be treasured as a mother who provided a loving home for her family, many happy memories to remember her by, and taught us what is really important in life.

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