2017-07-17 / Obituaries

Thomas A. Baker

WINDSOR — Thomas A. Baker, 89, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Friday afternoon, June 30, 2017 at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vermont.

He was born April 8, 1928 in Windsor the son of Konstantint and Sylvia (Vysocky) Baker. He received his schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Windsor.

He married Gertrude Gionet in Windsor on Sept. 3, 1955. Tom was employed at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Windsor for many years until his retirement.

He was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor, where he was a member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Father Fontaine Council. He was also a member and Past Commander of the Windsor American Legion Post #25 and the Windsor Elks Lodge #1665. He was fond of playing Bingo and dancing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

His wife passed away on Dec. 24, 1980. He was also predeceased by his parents; one daughter, Sandra L. Baker; five brothers, Constance Baker who was killed during World War II while serving in Luxembourg, Mitchell Baker, Peter Baker, John Baker and Stanley Baker; and by one sister, Mary Buckman.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Willett of Windsor; two sisters, Helen Rossi of Enfield, Connecticut, and Betty David and her husband, Fred of Hartford, Vermont; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday evening, July 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor. Rev. Charles R. Danielson, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Committal services with military honors will follow in the St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Windsor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Church at PO Box 46, Windsor, VT 05089.

Condolences may be expressed to Tom’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com

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