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Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel

10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA

OBITUARY

Muriel (Glass) Baker

March 18, 1922January 9, 2020

97, of Peabody, formerly of Medford, native of Lynn, died peacefully on January 9, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Kaufman) Glass. Loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Muriel was a family matriarch in the truest sense, a wise and devoted friend and confidant, accomplished educator, skilled bridge player, and rabid Red Sox fan. Muriel loved and was well loved by her family and friends.

Born in Lynn, MA, Muriel attended Lynn public schools and was a 1943 graduate of Salem Teachers College (now Salem University). She was a special education teacher in Medford for more than two decades. Muriel was ahead of her time as an advocate for children with special needs, always finding what was ‘special’ in each of her students and training a generation of teachers in the field. She was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain – whether Thanksgiving dinner for the family, a small party, or just a gathering of friends to play bridge. She was an avid bridge player both as a social pursuit and as a fierce competitor. Muriel achieved the rank of Gold Life Master from the American Contract Bridge League.

Left to cherish so many happy memories are her children: Dan and Rebecca Baker of Manhattan, NY; Shelley Baker of Lynnfield, MA; and Arthur Schneider of Newton, MA; 8 beloved grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Max (her best friend and the love of her life); her daughter Arlyn Schneider, and son Stephen Baker; and her sister, Beatrice.

Muriel made many wonderful friends at her home at Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (Peabody), and her family is grateful for the loving, dedicated, and compassionate care she received there from both staff and devoted personal caregivers, as well as from the nurses and other caring professionals at Care Dimensions.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:00am at Stanetsky Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem, MA. Burial will be in Pride of Lynn Cemetery, Lake Shore Rd, Lynn. Memorial observance will take place at the home of Shelley Baker following the funeral and then again on Monday January 13, 2020 from 2 until 8 PM. Memorial observance will also take place at the home of Dan and Rebecca Baker in Manhattan, NY on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Muriel’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com

Services

  • Chapel Funeral Service Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Burial Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Muriel (Glass) Baker

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Lorraine Butler

January 21, 2020

I first met her at the Dame School in 1964 in Medford Mass she was A special ed. teacher there then she went down to the Tufts School In South Medford she was a very nice person I wish I kept in touch With her she is now resting in peace you are all in my prays always Remember the good times you had with her

Cheryl Blumsack - Harold

January 16, 2020

Sorry for your loss! I remember the Sunday night bridge club at our house with the couples group. So excited next day, great leftovers. Going to your Mom’s house to purchase antiques for mother & father, picking my son David up at BB & N and talking to Arlene , Steven’s meeting Shelley, your Mom was so happy. Our Jewish community was very close growing up in Medford and many great memories of our parents and others. Your Mom was kind, funny and a lovely lady. Last I saw her was with Shelley at the JCC in Peabody and we chatted for a bit. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and love to the family.

Paula Baker Walter

January 11, 2020

So sorry to hear. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
Paula

Laurie Lydon

January 11, 2020

My deepest sympathies. Mrs. Baker was one of the very first people who welcomed me when I became the Office Coordinator at Temple Shalom, William & Charlotte Bloomberg Jewish Community Center, 25 years ago. She was always so warm and friendly. We became friends and always talked about family. She was so proud of hers.She will be dearly missed. Laurie Lydon

Lorraine Butler

January 11, 2020

She is now resting in peace you are all in my prays always remember The good times you had with her I do remember her from the Dame School in Medford