Lillian E. ( Holmander) Baker, 96, of Warwick, died June, 8, 2013 at the West View Nursing Home, in West Warwick. She was the wife of the late John Albert Baker.
Mrs. Baker was born in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Eric H. & Maria (Abraham) Holmander. Lillian was a Medical Technician for over 22 years, before retiring in 1960. She was a communicant of St. Mark Episcopal Church, a member of the West Bay Christian Womens Club for over 20 years. Lillian was a member of the Warwick Wanderers (Walking Group) for over 13 years, a member of the Leisure Learning Group of St. Luke Episcopal Church of East Greenwich, the Hamilton House, Providence, Lifetime Learning Group of Central Congregational Church of Providence. She was also a member of St. Augustine Senior Citizens Group.
Mrs. Baker was the devoted mother of Dr. John A. Baker Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Conway, Arkansas, Barry J. Baker of Dedham, Mass., Nancy A. Bishop and her husband, Gene of Ashland, New Hampshire, Beryl L. Maynard and her husband, Joseph of Warwick, and mother-in-law of Jacqueline Baker and mother of the late George H. Baker. She was the sister in law of Elizabeth Holmander, Barbara Holmander, and Beatrice Garies. Lillian was the cherished grandmother of eight; and the great-grandmother of fourteen. Mrs. Baker was the sister of the late James Holmander, Richard L. Holmander, J. Harold Holmander.
Her funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from The Urquhart - Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, followed by a Requiem Eucharist at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick, burial will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to the George H. Baker Nursing Scholarship, c/o R.I. Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box H, Providence RI 02903. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org.