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Esther May Baker

November 5, 2019 02:55 pm

In Loving memory of Esther May Baker, 84, passed away peacefully at her home November 4, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Born July 19, 1935 in Chatham, NY she was the daughter of the late Jennie May Schilling and David Thomas Williams. She lived in Chatham, NY until she and her husband built their forever home in Chatham Center in 1981. After graduating Chatham High in the class of 53 she went on to work for BOCES until retiring in 1989. Esther was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband of 65 years James L. Baker Sr., sons James L. (Nancy) Baker Jr. and John T. (Nancy) Baker, sisters Dorothy Flood and Joyce Sirani and her grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Janet Bryant and a brother Bruce Williams. Esther loved bowling, traveling, watching the Yankees and spending time with her family. She was an avid animal lover. She will be missed dearly.

Family will receive friends at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home on Friday, November 8th from 4 to 7pm. There will be a service at the funeral home on Saturday at 9am. Interment will follow at Chatham Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Esther’s memory may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty St, Catskill, NY 12414. Condolences may be conveyed at