Adelaide “Ada” Gertrude Baker
A Beautiful Woman, Inside and Out
Adelaide “Ada” Gertrude Baker, Devoted Aunt Ada, entered eternal rest on Sunday morning, March 13 at the Katzman Family Center for Living in Chelsea. She celebrated her 100th Birthday this past September with her loving family and friends.
Born in County Cork, Ireland, the daughter of the late John and Mary (McNally) Baker, Ada came to the United States with her family when she was two years old, settling in Medford. She attended Medford Public Schools, graduated from Medford High School and dedicated her working career as an administrative assistant at Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation in both the hydraulic and power divisions. Ada met a wonderful network of friends while working for the company. She was even given the opportunity to work in Denver, Colorado for a short period of time. Ada retired in 1988 after dedicating 35 years of service. She enjoyed her retirement by spending time with her family and friends.
She took great pride in her appearance; she was always well dressed and ready for the next social event. Ada loved socializing and being around people, especially in her later years.
She was a beautiful woman, inside and out, charming, charismatic and exceptionally witty. She was extremely proud of her Irish heritage; she loved Ireland and would often sing Irish melodies and recite Irish poems. Ada was a longtime Everett resident and was well known in the Everett community. She had a great network of family and friends who assisted her over the years. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her.
Auntie Ada was the beloved aunt of Robert Baker, Jr. of Rockland, Lisa Avitabile-Baker of Marshfield, William R. Carafa, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Chelsea and Barbara Ciovacco of Everett; sister of the late Robert E. Baker, Sr. and his wife, Dorothy Baker and Bruce Baker, sister-in-law of Joyce Baker of New Hampshire; cherished great aunt of Brian and Candace Baker, Stephanie Baker, Ian and his wife, Gina Baker, Nicole Baker and Alex Clifford, Hope Drysdale and her husband, Stephen, Scott Baker and his wife, Alison, Jennifer
Carafa, Amy Almas and her husband, Dennis, Laura Ciovacco, Charles Ciovacco and his wife, Marianne, Marianne Ciovacco, Christine Elliott and her husband, Paul, Caryn Antonelli and her husband, Greg and several other great nieces and nephews. Although Ada never had any children or grandchildren of her own, she adored her great great nieces and nephews as her own, like grandchildren. Ada had a very special place in her heart for Danica, Milani, Amelia, Colton, William and Lucas. She is also lovingly survived by numerous longtime friends.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Wednesday, March 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. Her Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish, Our Lady of Grace, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ada’s memory may be made to the above named Church or a charity of one’s choice. We encourage family and friends to visit carafafuneralhome.com to offer condolences by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.