Genevieve E. Baker, 102, Fayetteville

LOWVILLE, NY —  Genevieve Elizabeth Baker, 102, Fayetteville, NY, formerly of Watertown and Sharp Street, Lowville, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

A funeral Mass will be said 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Copenhagen, with Rev. Donald Robinson, pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Copenhagen. A gathering at the Lowville VFW will immediately follow the funeral Mass. All are welcome. Calling hours are 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

She is survived by her two sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul and Mary Ellen Baker of Fayetteville; Peter Baker of Lowville; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband Harold Baker; her daughter-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” Baker; four brothers, Winifred, William, Richard and Leo Baker.

Born Sept. 10, 1917, in Carthage, NY, a daughter of the late DeForest and Amy K. Wood Baker, she graduated in 1935 from Watertown High School. While in school, she did domestic work for Watertown families for $1 a week to have a place to stay.

On Oct. 26, 1940, she married Harold Baker at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Copenhagen, with Rev. Dennis Lynch officiating.

Genevieve worked for Climax Manufacturing in Castorland, and later in Lowville for 27 years, retiring in 1982. Harold died on Dec. 31, 1980.

Genevieve was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Copenhagen.

She enjoyed dancing, listening to music, and she loved talking about the old days. She will be remembered fondly by those who knew and loved her for her kind spirit, compassion, sense of humor, quick wit, and her timeless ability to recall and tell stories with such intricate detail. She was grateful for everything she was given, and she never took anything for granted, just as we will not take our time with her for granted. It is because of these, among many other traits, that she has created such a lasting imprint on all of our hearts.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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