Brooke L. Bakaitis 1993 - 2011 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Brooke L. Bakaitis, 18, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday Dec. 10, surrounded by her family at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. She resided with her parents William B. and Anne M. (Gerity) Bakaitis on Elm Street in Hoosick Falls. Brooke was born on May 6, 1993 in Bennington, Vt. She graduated from Hoosick Falls Central School in June of 2011, where she was a member of the Drama and Chorus Clubs. She was also a member of Upward Bound for four years and the Girl Scouts at a younger age. Brooke was employed at the McDonalds in Hoosick Falls. She enjoyed the outdoors, animals, four wheeling, hunting and fishing. She was very involved with archery, and served as a Junior Board Member at the Catamount Bow Hunters Club. Brooke also volunteered at Kimberly Farms and Second Chance Animal Shelter in Arlington, Vt. Brooke was going to attend college this fall to be a Veterinarian. Survivors other than her parents include her sisters, Brittany A., Brianna M. and Bethany M. Bakaitis, all of Hoosick Falls; grandparents, William L. and Corina L. Bakaitis of Hoosick Falls and Ramona I. Gerity of Bennington, Vt.; her godparents, Christopher and Patricia Gallant of Bennington, Vt.; nephew, Issac W. Bakaitis; also, several aunts, uncles, cousins and her dog, Bella. Brooke was predeceased by her grandfather, Robert M. Gerity. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 14 at 7 pm from the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the start of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Brooke L. Bakaitis Scholarship Fund at Hoosick Falls Central School or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2011.