Mary Elizabeth Baker, 104, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Mary Elizabeth (Trudeau) Baker passed away on May 19, 2022, at her home in Middlebury.

Born on Jan. 13, 1918. in Needham, Mass., she was the daughter of James and Sarah Ann (Haigh) Trudeau.

A graduate of Needham, Mass., schools, she later graduated from Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing and obtained her R.N. Additional nursing credits were earned at Simmons College. Her interest in the nursing profession continued throughout her life.

On April 10, 1948, she married John T. Baker of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y. He predeceased her on Dec. 6, 2001. With her husband, they owned “Baker’s Jewelry Store” at 47 Main Street in Middlebury for 32 years, retiring in 1980.

Mary served as a board member of Porter Medical Center’s Auxiliary for several years, volunteering at Porter Medical Center, and was a member of Newton-Wellesley Hospital Alumni Association.

She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers and a sister. She is survived by two nieces and a nephew, and many great nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on June 3 at 9 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt., next to her husband.

Contributions in her memory may be sent to Porter Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753 or to the Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Arrangements under the direction of Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.◊

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