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Sept. 17, 1916 - Aug. 13, 2009

Catherine Baker was born on September 17, 1916 in Long Island, New York to Catello and Mary Fasanaro. Catherine went home to be with the Lord on August 13, 2009, at the age of 92 while staying at the home of her daughter, Jackie Griswold in Chico, California.

Catherine was raised in Richmond, California living with her mother, father, and two brothers. She and her husband, Howard married on March 17, 1937 in Richmond and lived there until 1944 when they moved to Iowa to be near her husband's family. They owned a restaurant and bar in Oelwein, Iowa until 1955 when they returned to California.

Catherine and her family moved to Paradise in 1959. Catherine was a homemaker, but took various jobs to get her out of the house and be with people. She worked for many years at Rasco's variety store, packed peaches for Noble's Orchard, and for the last several years worked in grocery stores demonstrating food and other items.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church since 1959. Her greatest joy was her family.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Baker of Paradise; daughter, Jackie Griswold of Chico; and granddaughter, Kari Watts and four grandsons of Chico.

A Rosary will be held on August 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Chapel on Clark Road in Paradise and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated on August 21, 2009 at St. Thomas More Church on Elliott Road in Paradise at 11:00 a.m.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Aug. 18, 2009
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