December 15, 1955 – March 31, 2018
BROOKLYN – Cheryl Baker, 62, died peacefully at her daughter Corrin’s home on Saturday, March 31st after a lengthy illness.
Cheryl was born in New London, CT on December 15, 1955 to the late John and Florence (Richards) Campbell. She earned her Master’s Degree from UCONN and worked as a Clinical Social Worker in several venues including Reliance Health and for the State of Connecticut at Southeast Area Mental Health Authority on the Uncas on The Thames Campus in Norwich until her retirement.
When Cheryl wasn’t working she had many hobbies to occupy her time after her children were raised and moved out. She was nicknamed “The Queen of Crafts” and showed her masterful abilities to make or build anything she set her mind to with exacting detail. She truly enjoyed life, her passion for helping others through her career, her family and her crafts.
In 1996 she married Alan D. Baker at Amos Lake in Preston, CT. He survives her. She is also survived by her children; Ryan Baker and his girlfriend Sara Schultz, Corrin O’Neil, Amanda Cholewa and her husband Justin, sisters; Kelly Johnson, Wendy Campbell and Charlene Formica, grandchildren; Kyleigh, Isabella, Gabriella, Logan, Cole, Jacob, several nieces and nephews and her lovable pooch, “Cali”.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
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- Services are Private at the Convenience of The Family
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September 13, 2018
Cheryl loved her family, friends and social work. I first met Cheryl when we worked together at Reliance House. I got to meet Alan, Amanda, Corinne and Ryan then the grandkids...saw Amanda get married. She got to share in the joy of me becoming a mom. I remember how happy she was to buy her home as she shared she watched Ryan run in the yard and the garden with the scotch bonnet peppers. I remember her crafts, Turkey, homemade gravy and pies. Playing Phase 10 with Jimmy and her at CAPS. I remember the camper and meeting her mom and sisters. I learned about fish and she gave me 2 tanks that I enjoyed with my own fish for years. Can't forget that terrifying trip to NY in a blizzard for work or when she kept the red dye in my hair too long I looked like a fire truck and called the Clairol hotline for help. A most amazing Smile, infectious laugh so strong and beautiful. I love you Cheryl!!!!
April 13, 2018
Cheryl and I were former sisters in law. She shared her home with my husband and I for a few months when we were first married. She made things, she grew things, she cooked things and she gave things to other people. I appreciated her kind nature and generous spirit. I will miss her. My condolences to the family.
April 7, 2018
So sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. She was a dear friend of mine during our years at SMHA with her cubicle being next to mine. She helped me tremendously over the years and I will miss her
April 7, 2018
Am so sorry for your loss. Cheryl was a friend and mentor when I worked with her at SMHA. She was always there for her clients and made a large difference in their lives. Cheryl rest in peace, you will be missed by many.
April 7, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing. She was an inspiration to many and her spirit I know will live on in her children and grandchildren. I enjoyed being able to as a parent talk with her regarding some of our concerns for our children and laugh quite a bit at our grandchildren's antics. She is now able to rest in peace and painfree. Much love and hugs to her family, she loved you unconditionally.
April 6, 2018
Condolences to your family. I have many memories of working with Cheryl. I so enjoyed her determination, sense of humor but was most impressed by her constant compassion and acceptance of others. May she rest peacefully knowing she always gave her best.
April 6, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. I had the pleasure working with Cheryl at SMHA. Always upbeat and loved doing her job. I would stop by her office when passing through, and look at her pictures of her kids and grandkids,or to get a hard candy of some sort. She was always there when one needed her. R.I.P. Cheryl 🕊