Jeanne C. Baker

WESTFIELD – Jeanne Cecile (Begin) Baker, 84, died Tuesday, October 8th peacefully at her daughter’s home surrounded by family. She was born in Dixville, Quebec, Canada on November 14, 1934 to the late Camille and Leophile (Cloutier) Begin. She grew up in Canada and lived in Vermont for 2 years, spent time in East Douglas, MA and moved to Westfield many years ago. She worked at Old Colony Envelope and was a greeter for Walmart. She loved gardening, bowling and spending time with her family and friends. She was pre-deceased by her husband Mainus “Pete” Baker and her son Wayne Baker. She leaves her son Kenneth Baker and his wife Pamela of Middlefield, her daughter Deborah Gibbons and her husband Ronald of Westfield, her brother Raymond Begin of Douglas, her sisters Gisele Crosier of West Springfield, Jeannille Bonenfant of Westfield, Pauline Greene of Ryegate, VT Helen Reardon of Morrison, TN, Lorraine McPherson, Carmen Davis and Diane Whitaker of Douglas, MA, Grandchildren Kenneth Baker, Joetta Baker, Christine Baker, and Bridget Baker, Erica Parker, Brianna Graveline, Malinda Cross, John Rheaume Jr. and Monique Gibbons, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jeanne was pre-deceased by grandson William Baker, great grandson PJ Gallagher, step-mother Gilberte (Brochu) Begin, siblings Lucille Steben, Emelia Manning, Gaston, Joe, Paul, Conrad and Guy Begin. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday October 11th at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church in Westfield. Burial will follow in North Cemetery in Worthington. Calling hours will be held on Thursday at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 265 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA. 01104.

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