June 19, 1928 ~ February 2, 2019

Born in: Peterborough, Canada
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Marie Strano-Baker, born June 19, 1928, passed away on February 2, 2019. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Attilio and Elena Cichetti, her sister, Rita, first husband, Ormond Strano, brother-in-law Harold Ayotte, and her beloved dog, Mitzi. She is survived by her husband, Bill Baker, sister, Thalia Ayotte, son, Bill Strano (Lynn), daughter, Carolyn Strano, grandchildren, Matthew Strano (Heather), Nicole Guerin (Paul), great grandchildren, Emma, Kylee, and Alexa Strano, Jack and Liam Guerin, niece Lori Toner (Conrad), nephews, Michael Ayotte and David Ayotte (Darlene), and great nephews, Brayden and Liam Toner.

Marie was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and lived most of her adult life in Indianapolis, Indiana. She worked at Western Electric, J.C. Penney’s, and also as a nanny and personal chef. She enjoyed reading, socializing with family and friends, dancing, listening to music, traveling and her real passion, cooking and eating. She had a quick wit and zest for life that will be missed by all who knew her.

Our family would like to give a special thank you to Sue Spencer for her 37 years of friendship with Marie. She gave her many years of fun, laughter, and cherished memories. Thank you Sue.

We also wish to thank the wonderful staff at Harrison Terrace Memory Care for their excellent and loving care during the past several years.

In honor of Marie’s wishes, there will be no showing and she will be cremated with a small private service. Arrangements are being handled by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.

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  1. Deepest condolences to the Baker family and friends for the loss of your loved one Marie. You will be reunited with Marie again very soon under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule Daniel 2:44, that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:9, 10, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21: 1-5 jw.org.

  2. Michael Ayotte: Loving Godson. Although separated by the miles, You were often thought of and missed. At least now we can all rest assured the Man upstairs will be very well fed! Love and Sympathy to all.

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