Gerald E. Baker

  • Born: May 31, 1948
  • Died: December 4, 2017
  • Location: Londonderry, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald "Gerry" E. Baker, 69, of Londonderry, NH, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2017 with his family by his side, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Calais, Maine on May 31, 1948 to the late Oliver and Doris (Libby) Baker.

He was married to his beloved wife, Roxanne "Roxy" Baker for 39 years.

Gerry proudly served in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for almost 25 years, retiring at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. His time included a three year term as Command Chief for the State of NH. He was honored to have served his country.
Gerry was a kind, caring soul with a positive outlook on the world. He went out of his way to make everyone smile. He would say hello to everyone he passed, whether he knew them or not. He truly made the world a better place just by being in it.

He leaves behind his wife Roxy Baker; his son Brent H. Baker and his wife Lyuba of Newport, NH; his daughter Sabrina "Brie" Baker and her wife Dana of Davenport, FL; grandchildren Adrian, Calla and Rowan Baker of Newport, NH; brother Oliver Baker Jr. of Greene, ME; sisters Carol Ham of Greene, ME and Edna McLellan of Calais, ME; and mother-in-law Shirley Noyes of Londonderry, NH as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: A gathering will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium located at 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH on Thursday December 7th from 5-8 PM. A memorial service will follow on Friday December 8th at 10:30 AM, followed by interment at the New Hampshire State Veteran Cemetery located at 110 Daniel Webster Hwy. Boscawen, NH at 12:30 PM. All are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Salvation Army of Manchester or your favorite charity.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Roxy We miss you and think about you all the time! Please call us!

Posted by Keysha Welch - SEABROOK, NH - Family Friend   December 03, 2018

I am very sorry for our loss. We had some great laughs as neighbors. You two were the best. We older children spent many hours roller blading in my yard. Thank you for your kindness and friendship. I am sincerely sorry for your loss and thankful for the memories.

Posted by Kathy Roux    December 19, 2017

I remember vividly when I hired Gerry to work in the newly established accounting department at Osram Sylvania in 1995. He worked very well in a most challenging environment. Most of all, he highlighted the human aspect of the job. He was well respected by his peers and managers. My deepest sympathy to the Baker family for their loss.

Posted by Bill Bloomer - Port Orange, FL   December 15, 2017


Roxy and Family.. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss. Gerry is such a great man! Was Always giving to everyone. Would help at you at a seconds notice. He will be missed by everyone! We Love you Roxy. Please call us if you need anything! EVER!

Posted by Mike, Keysha, & Breanna Welch - Seabrook, NH - Friend   December 15, 2017

We will always have wonderful memories of family reunions and boat rides on N.H. Lakes with cousin Gerald and Roxy. Gerald's positive spirit will be with us always. Don and Nancy Libby

Posted by Donald Libby - Revere,Ma, MA - Family   December 09, 2017

I didn't know Chief Baker but from one retired veteran to another thank you for your service to our country. Chief is a rank reserved for the best among us. Thanks to your family also for their sacrifice to our country. Prayers for all from a greatful country.
A retired MSGT USAF

Posted by Frank Thompson - Naperville, IL   December 08, 2017

I was sorry to read about Gerry's passing. He and I were in the 1966 Calais High School graduating class. I remember his mild manner and smile. He surely led a wonderful life. My sympathy to his family and friends.

Posted by Debbie Frost Joyce - Portsmouth, NH   December 07, 2017


Oh how we loved Gerry...we first met him at a work out club,many many years ago! My husband Marty (deceased for 8 years) loved being around Gerry, he had a great outgoing personality which we all loved.
we grew apart as life does....but never forgot Gerry...compassionate ,would sit with Marty when he could.
you will be missed! my deepest sympathy to the family . Brie hang in there.

Posted by Jay Deschuiteneer - Gilford, NH - Friend   December 07, 2017

Roxy, So very sorry for your loss. Gerry was a great guy, so friendly and always smiling. He will be missed. Keep all those great memories and with the memories, family and friends they will help you thru these difficult times.

Posted by Jane Hicks - Goffstown, NH - Family Friend   December 07, 2017

So glad we got to meet Gerry, a kind and gentle man. Our condolences to his family.

Posted by Don and Cindy Ross - Andover, MA - Family Friend   December 07, 2017

I've known Gerry since starting at OSRAM Sylvania in 2013. It was a joy to work with him every day; he was always a positive influence, always ready to help and support me. I'll miss his smile and attitude and all of the good he brought to the world.

Posted by Steve Keith - Peabody, MA   December 07, 2017

Gerry will be missed, always kind and helpful, world needs more like him

Posted by Michael Cole - Manchester, NH   December 07, 2017


We will miss Gerry's smile and wit. He was a joy to be around and we will treasure our memories. Our prayers are with you!

Posted by Dan & AnnMarie - Hudon, NH - Friend   December 07, 2017

We thank the Lord God for allowing us the pleasure of your time with us here in the Manchester area. You were always a star among us country boys. Thank you for all the hope and pleasure you have brought to our friends. My regards to all the family. William G. Looney

Posted by William Looney - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   December 06, 2017

Our condolences go out to you Ollie, BRie And the entire family
May you all have the strength to move forward during this difficult time
Your memories of good family times he brought to everyone Will be with you forever
Roger and Doris Tousignant Manchester New Hampshire

Posted by Roger and Doris Tousignant - Manchester, NH   December 06, 2017

Sorry to hear about Gerry. He always greeted me with a smile and a handshake. One of the best to know.

Posted by Butch Broutzos - Manchester, NH - Friend   December 06, 2017

Gerry was a pleasure to work with at Sylvania. I remember our lunches when he made the trips to Toronto to work on numerous projects. It was a pleasure and an honour to meet and know him, he will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Sandy Reid - Toronto - Coworker   December 06, 2017

Our condolences. Gerry was a wonderful guy. Enjoyed talking with him and Roxi and family. Always Phill and Linda (Hicks) Bowen

Posted by Phillip Bowen - Manchester, NH - Friend   December 06, 2017


I will miss you Little brother , will always remember the trip the five of us took to PEI , the only one we ever took together as adults , sadly the last , you will be truly missed , I love you !

Posted by Edna McLellan - Calais, ME - Sister   December 06, 2017


Thank you for your encouragement, support and friendship. So many wonderful memories, a lot of laughs and a lot of work! We shared a friendship that does not come along every day. I will miss talking with you, you will not be forgotten. My prayers are now with Roxie and the family, as my friend is now at rest.

Posted by Linda Perreault    December 06, 2017

Gerry was my supervisor at Sylvania. He was a kind and caring person both in and out of work. His advice helped me in my career and in my personal life. I will always remember our business trips, you made them fun and productive! I will miss you Gerry.

Posted by Anthony Misso - Weare, NH   December 06, 2017

In working with Gerry I always found him to be a source of relentless optimism and indefatigable good cheer. When working near him, one could not help but feel better. He always lifted the spirits of those around him, and led in a gentle and good humored way.
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

Posted by John Lennerton - Mechanicsville, VA - coworker   December 06, 2017

There is one more bright star in the sky giving us light. What a truly remarkable man!
It was an honor to have known him. He always had a bright smile and a great
bear hug. . . . what a loss. Sincere condolences to you Roxie and the entire family.

Posted by Ron and Denise (Duchesne)Desaulniers - Manchester, NH - Friend   December 06, 2017

I worked for Gerry and he was always in a good mood. I'll always remember his laugh. He was a hard worker and kind. We had a lot of laughs together. He was an all around good guy. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Posted by Frank Welton - NH - Coworker   December 06, 2017

Uncle Ollie, Roxy and family - Kirk and I are so sorry to hear the news. Gerry was an amazing man and will be greatly missed. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless and take care.

Posted by Kirk & Kamra Stucker - Somersworth, NH - Family Friend   December 06, 2017

Gerry was a great person. Always cheerful and outgoing. He will surely be missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by Robert & Diane LeBreux - Londonderry, NH   December 06, 2017

Thoughts of sympathy are with the Baker family today.
Numbers 6:24-26

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

Posted by Ed Sowinski - Salem, MA   December 06, 2017

His winning smile and good nature was always welcomed. Most of all I liked his humor and cheerfulness when we met.Love and prayers to his wonderful wife and children. You are in my daily prayers and thoughts.

Posted by Anne-Marie Migalli - Manchester, NH   December 06, 2017


Prayers for the family. He will be missed by many. RIP Gerry.

Posted by Sue Claridge - Calais, ME - Neighbor   December 05, 2017

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