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Frank Baker

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Frank E. Baker 1947-2011 BENNINGTON Frank E. "Beanie" Baker, age 63, a resident of Depot St. in Bennington, died on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at the Bennington Health and Rehab Center, following a long illness. He was born in Bennington on November 29, 1947 and was the son of the late Mary Buck and Horace Baker, who survives. He married the former Lorraine Gauthier on September 9, 1972 in Bennington, Mrs. Baker survives. He received his education in local schools. For several years he has been a Counselor at The Bennington School. Frank was extremely devoted to helping under priviledged children. In earlier years he had worked at the former Wendy's Restaurant on North Street. Frank loved children visiting him at Bennington Health and Rehab on Halloween, and often the children would visit his room twice to get candy. He was very family oriented and loved spending time with his family. Besides his wife and father, Frank is survived by his son Robert Baker of Bennington, and his daughter Maryann Baker-Russell and her husband Christopher of Shelburne, Vt. He leaves one grandson Nicholas Russell of Shelburne, Vt. and nieces and nephews and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Frank is predeceased by a sister Mary Flanders. At Frank's request there will not be any services, and interment will be private for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Health and Rehab Daycare Center through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201 Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 22, 2011
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