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Bridget J Baker

May 15, 1919March 12, 2021

Bridget J. Jinks Baker passed away on March 12, 2021, at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH. She was born in Ireland in 1919, and came to the United States in 1938.

Bridget lived in Salem, Massachusetts and worked in the North Shore area for many years. She later moved to Goffstown, New Hampshire.

Bridget was the wife of Chester Baker and the mother of Kathleen and Mary Ellen. She was the daughter of John Jinks and Mary Hyland Jinks, and the sister of Catherine Kerins, Theresa Donaghue, Thomas Jinks, Martin Jinks, John Joe Jinks, Maggie McCarrick and Patrick Jinks.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Ellen, sister-in-law, Noreen Jinks, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bridget continued to be known as “Bea” in Ireland, and “Jo” to many in the United States. She appreciated and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, whether by phone, letters, or in person. Bridget/Bea/Jo enjoyed the opportunities she had, over many years, to care for people, young and old. She enjoyed gardening, watching golf, baked scallops, and most of all, anything chocolate.

In her later years, she was comforted by concern, prayers, and good wishes from family and friends. After moving to care facilities, Bridget/Bea/Jo welcomed receiving Holy Communion and spiritual support, in person when possible, and virtually when Covid prevented in-person visitation. The care she has received from those working at The Villager Assisted Living Home, in Goffstown, the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, in Goffstown, and Home Health and Hospice, based in Merrimack, NH, has made a world of difference by providing amazing medical care, emotional support, safety, respect and comfort.

With respect for Bridget/Bea/Jo’s wishes, there will not be visiting hours or formal services. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem, MA at a later date.

If you wish to remember Bridget/Bea/Jo Baker in a special way, please support a cause that is meaningful to you, enjoy a favorite activity to celebrate her life, or simply raise a glass of chocolate milk and toast to Bridget J. Baker’s indomitable spirit.


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Annie Meier

April 3, 2021

No words can express the joy visitors had each time a word or just a special smile was shared with Jo. Her years carried untold memories and lessons of wisdom for us all. She will not be forgotten. In God's loving care she resides. John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29

Patrick Hyland

March 19, 2021

Jo was one of my favorite relatives when I was a little boy. When we visited the Baker house, she always made sure that we had a fun time, especially at the farm, Lots of warm, tasty food, outdoor visits with the animals, and laughter and stories with my folks at the day's end. It was a big treat to visit the Bakers, and Jo made sure we brought lots of memories home with us.

Patrick Hyland

Judy Patrick

March 17, 2021

My condolences to Mary Ellen and the Baker family. When Jo
resided in the Village of Glen Falls, she was a pleasure to be around. She always had a smile and a good word for everyone. The last time I saw Jo was a Putnam's Waterview Restaurant. The best part of her meal was always dessert. Heaven as gained a wonderful lady.

Pauline Carreau

March 17, 2021

I had the privilege of meeting this lovely lady as I knew her as Jo when I also was a patient at the nursing home .
My condolences to the family and especially

her daughter Mary Ellen who was always by her side. God bless