Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Gary A. Baker

Jewett City - Gary 'Cigarman' A. Baker, 53, of Carely Ave., died unexpectedly Monday morning at his home.

He was born in Norwich on Nov. 21, 1956, son of the late Albert A. and Delvina (Repose) Baker.

Gary had worked for many years at Pete's Tire Barn in Franklin. He was a member of the Mohegan Tribe.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Lori (Riley) Baker, his daughter and her husband, Carrie and Michael Froscello; son and his wife, Anthony and Nicole Payette, step-son, Wayne Riley; his grandchildren, Cheyenne, Dakota, Michael and Michael; his sister and her husband, Debbie and Donnie Gordon, sister, Sara Briggs and a sister, Liz McCarty.

Gary was predeceased by two brothers, Larry Bly and Artie McCarty and one sister, Mary Bartha.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St., Norwich. The funeral will assemble at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and proceed to am 11 a.m. burial at Fort Shantok, Mohegan, Conn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to D.A.R.E. America, P.O. Box 512090, Los Angeles, CA 90051.

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Published in The Day on August 11, 2010

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