Patricia "Patti" Baker, 69, of Tioga, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y., surrounded by her loving family.
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Patti was born Aug. 3, 1943, in Norwich, N.Y., a daughter of Keith and Evalyn (Edwards) Partridge. She was the wife of the late James "Jim" Lewis Baker.
Patti was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tioga. She was an assistant manager of the former Bonanza in Mansfield and owner and operator of a school bus for Northern Tioga School District. Patti enjoyed dancing, the casino, internet poker and Farmville.
Patti is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert and Laurie Baker of Lawrenceville, Scott "Studa" Baker of Tioga; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer Caforio of Blossburg, Pamela and Kevin Costley of Lawrenceville; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Patrick Partridge of Binghamton, N.Y., Charles (Jane) Partridge of Johnson City, N.Y.; three sisters, Joan (Dave) King of Endicott, N.Y., Connie (Rick) Jacobs of Owego, N.Y., Debbie O'Reilly of Endicott, N.Y.; a companion, Scotty Saraceni of Tioga. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim, on April 15, 2003; a son, Keith Caforio on Feb. 24, 2008 and a brother, Wayne Partridge.
Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box, Tioga, Pa. 16946. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Dec. 11 to Dec. 18, 2012