Rosemarie (Caron) Baker

SALISBURY COVE – Rosemarie (Caron) Baker, 89, died Feb. 2, 2017, at MDI Hospital. She was born April 2, 1927, in Island Falls, the daughter of Peter and Leona (Michaud) Caron.

Rosemarie grew up in Plainville, Mass. She was a basketball star in high school. She married Florent “Tony” Baker Sept. 13, 1947, and they raised three children. She also was a waitress at her mother, Leona’s, restaurant and she and her husband, Tony, operated Star Pools Inc. from 1962 to 1977. In 1978, they moved to Bar Harbor and operated the Belle Isle Motel from 1978 to 1992. They wintered in Umatilla, Fla., from 1987 to 2016. Rosemarie was a communicant of Holy Redeemer Church in Bar Harbor. She enjoyed knitting, bird watching, puzzles and was an accomplished baker and cook.

Rosemarie is survived by her husband, Florent “Tony” Baker; their 70th anniversary would have been this year. Daughters; Denise Estey and husband, Steve, of Dennis, Mass., and Jacqueline Baker and husband, Ronald Mancini, of Manchester Center, Vt., son Gerald Baker and wife, Beverly, of Rehoboth, Mass. Six grandchildren; Rebecca Estey, Suzanne Ashworth, Jonathan Estey, Aaron Baker, Emile Baker-Hassan and Samuel Baker and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sisters Janette Daniels and Geraldine Lawson.

Friends are invited to call 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 21 Ledgelawn Ave., Bar Harbor. Funeral services and burial will be at Knollwood Memorial Park in Sharon, Mass., on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m.

Contributions in Rosemarie’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

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