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Virginia Chappell Baker

Date of Death: December 7, 2013

Date of Birth: March 6, 1927


Virginia Chappell. Baker of 111 Allen Avenue Extension, Falmouth, Maine died on December 7, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Her husband of 62 years, Philip M. Baker was with her.

Also, nearby, were her three children: Linda B. Gifford (Husband Donn) of Readfield, Maine; Barbara “Gilly” Hitchcock (Husband- Joe) of Kingfield, Maine; and Philip C. Baker (Wife-Cynthia) of Windham, Maine. Her six grandchildren are: Jennifer Gifford of Boulder, Colo., Amy Gifford of Ithaca, N.Y., Dan Hitchcock of Brooksville, ME., Ben Hitchcock of Golden, Colo., and Gwen and Celine Baker of Windham. She was a fiercely protective and wholeheartedly supportive Mother and Grand-Mother.

Not to be omitted are her faithful Irish Setter, Faith, and her very best friend, Penny the Cat.

Ginny was born in Orlando, Florida on March 6, 1927. She was the daughter of Dr. J Rocher and Dorothy Hazelton Chappell. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Mitterling of Melbourne Beach, Florida and Mrs. Sherry Cooper of Orlando. Also, several beloved nieces and nephews.. She was married to Philip M. Baker in Orlando on June 9th, 1951 and the couple moved to Maine in 1957.

She worked for many years at Knudsen’s Studio Shop in the Falmouth Shopping Center, served two terms on the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals,  was active on the Falmouth Republican Town Committee and a long time member of the Portland Yacht Club

At Ginny’s request, there will be no funeral services. Instead, a casual gathering will be held in her honor at DiMillo’s Restaurant on the Water from 4:00PM-6:00PM on Friday, January 17, 2014. Friends and Family are invited.

In honor of Ginny’s beloved cat, Penny, donations to an animal shelter of your choice would be appreciated.

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