Mary A. Baker, 77, resident of Jaffrey, NH died on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home after a period of declining health.
She was born in March of 1939 in Arlington, MA, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Hosmer) Richmond.
Mary attended Arlington High School and later took courses at both Harvard University and Franklin Pierce University.
She resided in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, California and finally here in New Hampshire again. She worked at the Widener Library of Harvard University, the library at Franklin Pierce University, and for many years at the library at California State University Sacramento, retiring in 2003. Mary had a keen intellect, a ready wit and a love for helping others and found her calling working as a university librarian.
Mary enjoyed crossword and Sudoku puzzles, knitting, backyard birds and animals, and most importantly spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children: Andrew Jones of Jaffrey, NH, Pamela Achille of Hingham, MA, William Baker of Hasting, FL and Amy Harvey of Gold River, CA, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, her sister, Kate Reynolds of South Berwick, ME and many nieces and cousins.
In accordance with Mary’s wishes there will be no formal services. Following cremation, a small private service will be held at a later date.