OBITUARY

Kermit E. Baker

June 3, 1918March 20, 2012

Kermit E. Baker 93, of Goffstown, NH and formerly of Newport and Keene, NH, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown.

He was born in West Brattleboro, Vermont, June 03, 1918, the son of John and Mildred (Alexander) Baker.

He was a World War II Air Force Veteran serving from June, 1942 until October, 1945.

During his career of over 37 years, Mr. Baker was the proprietor of the Newport Shoe Store in Newport and The Footwear Center in Keene, NH. He was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ in Keene, serving as deacon for many years. He was a very active member of the church and spent many hours visiting the sick. He was a past member of the Keene Lions Club and the Jerusalem Lodge #106 Masonic Order in Keene.

During his marriage, he and his wife traveled extensively. They toured the entire United States, several countries and Islands. As an avid golfer and skier, he golfed and skied in Switzerland and England.

Survivors included his daughters; Sharon St. Amand and her husband, Mark, of Dunbarton, NH, Linda Redfield of Keene, Karen Floth and her husband, Leonard of Washington, Candace McGuire and her husband, Carl, of Oregon, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many good friends. He is predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Gertrude (Cady) Baker who died in 1992, a brother, Curtis Baker and a granddaughter, Julie Floth.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday afternoon, March 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the North Newport Cemetery, Oak Street, Newport, NH. Rev. Debbie Hill, Associate Minister at the United Church of Christ, Keene, will officiate. Family and friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Baker’s memory to the Resident’s Activity Fund at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, 400 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH 03045.

The Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Services

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Friday, March 23, 2012
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Anne Clark

January 2, 2013

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I had the honor of knowing Kermit and Gertrude when I worked at McDonald's in Keene. We had many enjoyable mornings together. I also went to visit them at their home. They were my adopted Grandparents until I moved away. We tried to keep in touch and visit the best we could, but unfortunately lost touch the last few years. He was such a sweet man and I am extremely saddened by the news.I hope you find comfort in knowing what a great man he was. I'll leave you with something that helps me deal with the death of my Dad. "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Anne Clark (Milton, NH)

Holly Burnham

March 22, 2012

My daughter, Lori, is married to Kermit's grandson, John. We were all so grateful when Kermit and his wife opened their home to all of us for their reception over 20 years ago. He was warm, inviting and a true gentleman. I have always appreciated his presense in their lives.

My lasting memory of him is in a photo with his great-granddaughter, Jasmine. They were looking at each other with such enchantment and love. I am certain the memory of that visit will stay with her.

My heart is with all his family.