Thelma "Dolly Baker" Botelho

Passed away on April 23, 2014

Thelma “Dolly Baker” Botelho, , 92 of Brookline, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Beloved mother of Jan Gendron, Shira Marianne Gendron and Daniel Gendron. Loving grandmother of J.T, Lisa, Maria, Joseph, Jason and Simone. Loving great grandmother of Sean, John, Elias, Gabriel & Sela and Jayden & Ditta. Dear sister of Roberta Rubens (Bobbi Baker) and the late Arnold Rubens. Born Thelma Rubens on February 7, 1922 in New York City, NY she was the daughter of the late Mark and Marian Rubens. She was a renown jazz singer in New York City and Tokyo, Japan. Together with her sister Bobbi Baker they performed in the 1950’s and 2004-2012 in Brookline, MA as the Baker sisters. She also leaves her long time manager and best friend Ruth Shapiro. Services will be private. Shiva will be at her late residence. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


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Thelma "Dolly Baker" Botelho

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Jassmann family

April 20, 2016

April 19, 2016

Already two years have passed but the memories of a wonderful friend remain. What joyous times we shared together. Tony

Denise Gendron L'Heureux

April 18, 2016

Missing you so much these last two years Mom and our calls every night. Rest peacefully.

joan shepherd

April 25, 2015

MY darling Dolly, You have been gone a year and I still want to go to the phone and share something funny or interesting with you, my best Pal. I shall love and miss you always.

I love you,


April 24, 2015

We miss you grandma!!!!

April 24, 2015

This is the first year anniversary of mother's p[assing. Love you always and miss you everyday. Love, Denise

Shira L'Heureux

June 5, 2014

Shira L'Heureux

June 5, 2014

Shira Denise Gendron

June 5, 2014

May 27, 2014

Rest in peace, Aunt Thelma. We'll miss you always.

All our love from Arnold's girls,
Sharon, Denise, Linda, and Amy