EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 3, 2013

Edwina L. Baker, 59


Hampstead, N.H. — Edwina L. (Gray) Baker, 59, of Hampstead, N.H., passed away with her family by her side on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill after a long courageous battle with breast cancer.

Edwina was born in Annapolis, Md. to the late, Edward and Louise Gray. She was the mother of the late John Thomas Baker, Jr.

Edwina was employed at Raytheon Company of Andover for the past 30 years. She enjoyed sharing her home with her family and friends and had a passion for golf and achieved an elusive hole in one at White Mountain Country Club. She enjoyed weekends at Lake Winnipesauke and in the White Mountains.

Edwina is survived by her husband, J. Thomas Baker, Sr.; her daughter, Tammy L. Baker; two sons, Edward L. Baker and Mark J. Baker; grandchildren, Adam Ginchereau, Eddie Baker, Emily Baker and Thalia Baker. She also leaves her brother, John and his wife, Trudy; sister, Lisa Bloom and her fiancé, Roland Davison and several nieces and nephews.

Edwina’s family extends “a special thank you” to the East Team of Merrimack Valley Hospice and to Dr. Khoury and his staff at Commonwealth Oncology.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 5 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, N.H.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN., 38105 or to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA. 01843. To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/dewhirstfuneralhome.