South Yarmouth – Sadly Cynthia Marie Baker, lifelong resident of South Yarmouth, passed away peacefully at her home with family on October 13, 2019, age 78. Born at Cape Cod Hospital on October 12, 1941, Cynthia is the daughter of predeceased George and Lucille Cifelli. Survived by her two sons David R. Baker, Daniel W. Baker & his wife Susan A. Baker; her grandchildren Justin R. (Baker) Manchuk, Hannah M. Baker, Heidi R. Baker; her sister Gloria Brouillette & her husband William Brouillette; her sister-in-law Anne Cifelli; her bother-in-law William Stusse and many nieces and nephews. Additionally, predeceased by her brother George (Sonny) Cifelli and her sister Donna Stusse.
Cynthia was a strong and independent woman with a very strong work ethic; a loving mother, loving grandmother, animal lover, friend and an independent caregiver. She was an avid supporter of American values for individual freedom, rooted within the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Her hobbies were baking (especially the very generous amount of tasty cookies & fudge she always gave out at Christmas time), sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, gardening and her daily enjoyment of solving crossword puzzles. She also worked at the Bass River Fish Market and worked for many years at the Hearth & Kettle in So. Yarmouth.
Special thanks to Cape Cod Hospital and Beacon Hospice for their support of family members and their exemplary care of Cynthia during her final days.
There will be a graveside service at 1:30 PM on Saturday, October 19th at the Methodist Cemetery on Willow Street in South Yarmouth (Bass River); all are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cynthia’s granddaughter Hannah Baker’s 4,000 mile cross-country ride in memory of her grandmother, “4K for Cancer 2020”, to raise money to fight Cancer, at https://give.ulmanfoundation.org/4k-2020/hannahbaker; checks may be sent to The Ulman Foundation, 1215 E Fort Ave, Suite 104, Baltimore, MD 21230, Attention Hannah Baker.