MARTHA I. BAKER

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Skowhegan and Calais – Martha I. Baker, 97, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Oceanview Nursing Home in Lubec.  Martha was born in Plymouth on December 7, 1915, daughter of the late Burt and Vera (Crosby) Raynes.  After graduating from Newport High School, she worked as a stitcher for Norriwock Shoe in Showhegan for 42 years.  Martha enjoyed spending time on the coast, especially Old Orchard Beach, her poodles, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Martha was predeceased by a son Ronald Barnes; a daughter, Linda Harrington; son-in-law Carroll Tuttle; and two sisters, Madeline and Marion.  Surviving are three children, Patricia Tuttle, Robert Barnes, and Carleton Barnes Jr.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 12 noon Saturday, November 16, 2013 at South Side Cemetery, McLellan St., Skowhegan, with Rev. Mark Tanner officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to PAWS Bravehearts, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619, or Down East Hospice, 24 Hospital Lane, Calais, ME 04619.  Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com