Marianne B. Baker

April 29, 1945February 6, 2019

Marianne Monica Budik Baker, April 29, 1945 – February 6, 2019

Born in the Bronx, NY, to the late Anthony and Mary Budik. Marianne attended Morris High School. After graduating in 1961, she went to work at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as a wire communications analyst.

In 1973 Marianne married the love of her life, Richard G. Baker and moved to Connecticut where they lived for three years until moving to Florida.

Marianne worked at the Post Office for about two years. She then went to work in the Media Center of SunCoast High School for 27 years until her retirement in 2012. She also volunteered at various organizations and was a clown in the Clowns of America organization.

Very kind, loving, generous, the best sister ever, Marianne was a gregarious and fun loving person. She enjoyed getting together with friends, cooking, shopping, movies, reading, going to Disney World, traveling and a good tea party. She also loved animals, especially her furry nephew and niece, Titan and Yoda.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Baker and her step-son, Stephen Allan Baker. Marianne leaves behind to mourn her loving and devoted sister, Patricia E. Fasciglione and her husband, Robert. Other family and the many wonderful friends she has made throughout the years.

There will be a visitation on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 5-7 pm at the Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral Cremation and Event Center, 754 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, Fl 33408, 561-848-9641. Afterwards, she will go home to Connecticut, which will be her final resting place. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Marianne’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the ASPCA.

Marianne’s family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at the Sari Center and Patti Leibman and the ladies of the Ovarian Florida Cancer Support Group; to the staff at Florida Cancer Specialists; to Dr. Howard Goodman for his kind and gentle care; to Dr. Agustin Schwartz III for his tireless work for the last five years to keep her going and to his staff Barbara and Cici; and to the nurses and staff of Good Samaritan Hospital.


  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019

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Joseph Corcoran

February 11, 2019

My Godmother Marianne was like a ray of sunshine. I will always remember her smile, her laugh and her kindness. I find comfort to think she is reunited with her love Richard (Uncle Dick). My deepest sympathy to Patty and her family on her incredible loss. Please Let me know if I can do anything for you during this difficult time.

Elizabeth. Corcoran

February 9, 2019

Marianne has been my friend(sister) since we meet in Herman Ridder Junior High when we were kids. She has been my beloved friend and rock for over 60 years. We spent 4 months every winter together, when she opened her house to me, my husband and our dogs. We have lost an angel which Marianne really was. Our life will never be the same, ever.

Beth Callas

February 7, 2019

Marianne was my very lovely, wonderful neighbor for almost 9 years. She was always so kind to me. I can't even begin to say how much I will miss her. So sorry to hear of her passing. If Patty needs anything, I am here. I mean anything. Marianne always had a smile on her face. And I mean ALWAYS. She will be so sorely missed.