Geraldine S. Baker

July 18, 1933 - May 18, 2013

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Greenfield Center, NY – Geraldine S. Baker passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at her home. She was 79.

Born on July 18, 1933 in Crown Point, NY, she was the daughter of the late Max Cecil and Cora O’Dell. She loved cooking and flower gardening and always enjoyed life to the fullest. Geraldine loved camping and motorcycling with her husband, James, until his passing in 1992. Known as “Nanny Baker”, she was a babysitter to many children and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a lifetime member of the Middle Grove Fire Co. #3 Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son William Baker; two sisters, Mina Collard and Nora Galka and two brothers, Leon O’Dell and John O’Dell.

Survivors include her daughters, Loraine Eichorst (Edward) of Middle Grove, Joan McGrath-Gordon (Mickey) of Greenfield Center; daughter-in-law Donna Baker of Corinth; grandchildren, Joan Desourdy (Henry) of Hudson Falls, Billie Lynn Riley of Corinth, Gerald McGrath of Greenfield Center, Sarah Grogan (Dan) of Corinth, Gordon McGrath of Saratoga Springs, Robert Trentini (Tara) of Mechanicville, Charlene Smith (Jason) of Saratoga Springs, Chris Thurman (Nicole) of Middle Grove; one brother, Max John O’Dell (Sue) of Arizona; sister-in-law Linda O’Dell of Ticonderoga; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 7pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373).

Funeral services will be at 9am Friday, May 24, 2013 at the funeral home and burial will follow in the family plot at North Milton Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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