Marian A. Baker

December 12, 1927June 21, 2012

Marian A. Baker, 84, of Laurens, passed away at her residence on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

She was born on December 12, 1927 in Queens, New York the daughter of the late George and Eleanor (Carroll) Ladley. She married William S. Baker on March 17, 1948 and he predeceased her on October 2, 2009.

Marian lived on Long Island until moving to Oneonta in 1975. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. She was a former member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

She was very devoted to her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, William J. Baker of Oneonta, her daughters, Barbara A. Ramierez of Ocala, Florida and Nancy J. Dalton of Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Stacey, Kimberley, William, Teri-Ann, Christine, Mariann, Stephen, Liam, Isabelle, Gabrielle, Sophia, and Miguel, and great grandchildren, Briegha, Shayla, Wesley and Karmella; her brother, William Ladley of Connecticut.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, New York.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. Mary's Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, New York. Interment will follow at the Laurens Village Cemetery, Laurens, New York.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Sheila & Michael Serbay

June 26, 2012

Bill...Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mother. Mike always spoke very highly of her and her spirited wit. May she rest in peace.

joseph beang

June 25, 2012

She was the sweetest lady in the world-we were good friends, plus i sold her and her husband several vehicles-i remember when she told me she was going to buy the yellow Corvettee on my showroom floor, and i said, Marian-do you realize that's a 6 speed manual transmission, she responded -just give me the damn price so i can buy it..........

Kimberly Fineout

June 25, 2012

Mrs. Baker was like a mother to me. I spent many nights at her house in my teens. She was loving, supportive, and generous. I will not forget her kindness ever. She will be missed by many, I'm sure.

Terry Hunter

June 25, 2012

Marian, we will miss you so much...You were a warm, caring, compassionate woman and made everyone feel so welcome in your home and your heart. You were like a mother to me and I will always remember the late night conversations in your kitchen. We had a wonderful time in Aruba with you & Bill and will always remember the hot tub, the blue iguana story and the car rental fiasco. Oh my how we laughed so much on that trip. It warmed my heart that you thought of Aruba as your Happy it is mine. You had a knack for listening and providing your wonderful advise. You knew when to listen and when to give your worldly advice. You always found the positive in everyone and your faith provided the wonderful advise. You truly believed in everyone. Everyone who knew you, loved to come to your home... Thanksgiving weekend and "your great stuffing" and the deer hunting weekends. I think the hunters loved the warmth of your home, the wonderful conversations, good food and drink and being with you, they really didn't want to get the deer. Of course we will all remember the wonderful Happy Hours.....I will miss you terribly and am so sad that I lost my other Mother... As sad as your passing is ..I get comfort in the wonderful memories we had and in knowing that you are with your Bill again... We will always remember the good times...too many that they cannot be counted...We are sorry we cannot say our final goodbyes in person, but we think you know how we felt about you and we always will love you.
Love Terry & Ed Hunter