Sunda Joan Martin Baker
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1936-2013 NORTH ADAMS Mrs. Sunda Joan Martin Baker, 76 of 150 Ashland St. North Adams, died Friday January 11, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Springfield.
She was born in North Adams, on September 11, 1936, daughter of Thomas C. and Delima (Gelinas) Martin. She attended North Adams schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1956.
Sunda worked at Wall-Streeter Shoe Co.; Woolworths; and Sprague Electric Co. She was last employed at Sweetbrook Care Center in Williamstown for 23 years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church and a member of its Rosary Society. Sunda was an active member of the North Adams Historical Society and also a member of the Senior Citizens. She enjoyed travel and bowling.
Survivors include two sisters; Claire Gamari, and her husband, Henry of North Adams; and Sheila Starr, and her husband, Mitchell of Boston. Three brothers; Thomas A. Martin, and his wife, Cynthia of Clarksburg; Gary Martin, and his wife, Linda of North Adams; and Col. Glenn Martin, USAF ret. of Chesapeake Bay, Va. She also leaves nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Sunda Baker will be celebrated Thursday January 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will be in the spring in Southview cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA are Thursday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Adams Historical Society in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 14, 2013