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Denise L. Estey

August 30, 1951December 27, 2020

Denise Leona (Baker) Estey, 69, of South Dennis passed away on December 27, 2020.

Denise was born August 30, 1951 to the late Tony (Florent) & Rosemarie Caron Baker in Attleboro. Denise is survived by her loving husband Stephen & her children Rebecca & her wife Cassandra Estey of Mashpee, Suzanne & her husband Derek Ashworth of Rochester & Jonathan Estey of South Dennis, her four grandsons Cole, Noah, Andrew & Griffin, her sister Jacki Baker & husband Ron Mancini of Vermont, & her brother Jerry Baker & wife Beverly of Rehoboth.

Denise, the second of three children, grew up in Plainville, Mass. and attended Dominican Academy there. Denise was raised with much love & support from her parents & siblings.

Denise met her husband Steve in the summer of ‘75. They married in October 1977 at a small church in South Dennis.

After Denise’s career at many local hair salons, Denise went to work for the Dennis Yarmouth school system as a teacher’s assistant. She so enjoyed the challenges of working with the children in various settings & helping to make them successful. Denise enjoyed anything that had to do with her kids, whether it was watching them play sports, or play in the yard. She loved being a mom. If there was anything she loved more than being a mom that was being a grandmother to her four grandsons. As simple as it sounds, Denise’s greatest treasure was & will always be her kids & grandkids.

Denise is lovingly remembered for her huge smile, even bigger heart and willingness to help anyone who needed it. She was like a second mother to many of her kid’s friends & loved to have anyone & everyone over for supper and visits. To say she will be greatly missed by all is an understatement.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Cape Kids Meals to help all Cape Cod students receive free and reduced lunches in Denise's memory. Due to Covid all services will be only family and there will be a celebration of life this fall. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Tony (Florent) & Rosemarie Caron Baker, Parents (deceased)
  • Stephen Estey, Husband
  • Rebecca (her wife Cassandra Estey), Daughter
  • Suzanne Ashworth (husband Derek Ashworth), Daughter
  • Jonathan Estey, Son
  • Cole, Grandson
  • Noah, Grandson
  • Andrew, Grandson
  • Griffin, Grandson
  • Jacki Baker (husband Ron Mancini), Sister
  • Jerry (wife Beverly), Brother

  • Cape Kids Meals


Denise L. Estey

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Jack and Regina Dimock

January 5, 2021

We were so sorry to read of the loss of your wife and want you to know that we are thinking of you at this time.
Jack and Regina

Barbara Barrows Ezyk

January 5, 2021

Gone too soon. Rest in peace Denise. I shall always remember our fun times at Feehan. Prayers and condolences to your family.
Barb & Steve

Niallus Toner

January 5, 2021

Denise was such a friendly lady, and a wonderful supporter of all the sports events of her children, Becky, Suzy, and Jon. She and Steve were always so proud of their children. I remember them and Suzy with such great fondness.

Joan and I are very sorry for your great loss.

Niallus Toner

Jim & Marilyn Martin

January 4, 2021

Steve & Family:

Denise will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Her caring ways, loving nature and beautiful smile touched the lives of so many. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Diane Santoro

January 4, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the Denise's passing. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the entire Estey and Baker families.

David, Diane, Adrienne & Peter Santoro

Emile Baker

January 3, 2021

My Aunt Denise was one of the strongest and kindest people I’ve known. Her quiet strength held her family together. I will always remember her stuffing and rolls from Thanksgiving! She sent me a recipe this year and I’ll make it every year thinking of her. I’m so sad she’s gone but I know she’ll be looking down on all of us and making sure we’re doing well from where she is. Xoxo

Sharon christian

January 3, 2021

To the Estey family,
As i read the paper this morning, i had to read it a few times i could not believe what i was reading. I am so sorry for your loss. As neighbors down the street for nearly 36 years and my kids went to school with the Estey kids, i am truly sadden. Tough times for certain but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Blessings to all of you
The Christian Family
South Dennis

Beverly Hopkins

January 3, 2021

Denise was my friend, neighbor and hairdresser and former coworker at the Wixon School and excelled at all. I was very saddened to learn of her sudden illness and quick passing. I will miss our chats and the beeps of the horn as we drove by each other’s houses.

My heart aches for her family and I will surely keep them all in my prayers. Prayers for strength, comfort, and great memories.


Kim Sullivan

January 3, 2021

Deepest condolences to all the Esteys on the loss of their mom ( & wife), Denise. I had the privilege of working with Denise in my classroom for several years, and she was a caring, firm and steady hand with all students. I was always grateful that she was assigned to help my students and me.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief and may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together.

Mary Lou dunbar

January 1, 2021

I worked with Denise at Wixon and she was a caring and professional assistant. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for her family.