Dorothy C. Baker

Dorothy C. Baker, 99, of Fairhaven and Hingham, died January 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Leslie W. Baker and the devoted daughter of the late James and Emma (Paul) Gleason.

Born in New Bedford, she graduated from New Bedford High School and Bridgewater State Teachers College. Mrs. Baker taught English in New Bedford at the Clarence A. Cook School and the Oxford School and Hastings Junior High in Fairhaven. She was the Head Librarian of the Old Rochester Regional Senior and Junior High School Libraries.

She was a devout catholic and former parishioner at St. Joseph Church in Fairhaven. She was also a past member of the Colonial Club of Fairhaven and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

Dorothy was the sister of the late Lawrence R. Gleason and William P. Gleason.

Survivors include her daughter Claire A. Baker of New Bedford and Leslie Jane Donovan and her husband Robert of Hingham and three grandchildren, Jennifer L. Beane of Plymouth, Todd E. Donovan and his wife Bernadette of California and Tyler Donovan of Weymouth. She also leaves her cherished great grandchildren, Julia Beane, Chloe Beane and Quinlan Donovan.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9 am from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Joseph Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours, Wednesday 4-7 PM. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.

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