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Gae Dawn Baker

November 5, 1952 - September 16, 2020

Gae Dawn Baker, age 67, of New Castle, DE, went home to be with her God on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Morgantown, WV on November 5, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Clarence E. McIntyre and Betty L. (Guseman) McIntyre Ferriola. At the age of 10, Gae’s family moved to Delaware. She married the love of her life, Sidney Baker, Sr., on April 6, 1974. Gae was employed by PHI, Inc. as a Senior Billing Specialist, retiring after 43 years. She was always her family’s biggest supporter, from the football field to the wrestling mat to the ice rink. This continued with her grandchildren at dance recitals and hockey, baseball, field hockey and basketball games. Gae was a proud military mom. She was an avid Disney lover and enjoyed many trips with her family. Above all, Gae enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially around the pool or at the beach.

In addition to her parents, Gae was preceded in death by her grandson, Robert Baker; father-and-mother-in-law, John and Helen Baker; and brother-in-law, Troy Baker. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Sidney J. Baker, Sr.; children, Joe Baker (Heather) and Michael Baker (Juneann), both of New Castle; grandchildren, Kameryn, Brianna, Lottie, Kayla and Mikey; siblings, Mark McIntyre (Jackie) and Lori Powell, both of Smyrna; stepfather, Frank Ferriola of New Castle; brothers-in-law, John Dale (Pat) Baker, Jeff Baker, Bill Baker and Steve Baker; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 am on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Any family members or friends who are not able to attend Gae’s service can live stream the service by clicking here.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gae’s memory to SUDC Foundation in memory of Robert Baker, 101 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300, Roseland, NJ 07068.

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  • She was a great woman. She always welcomed friends and family into her home. I will miss her and cherish what time we spent together. Aunt Gae we will miss you here on earth, but you are having a wonderful reunion in heaven. Love John Baker III and Jasmine

  • She was a caring woman that welcomed friends and family into her home. Aunt Gae you will be deeply missed. Have a heavenly reunion and watch over us here on earth. Love John and Jasmine Baker III

  • My heart felt sadness for each of you.

  • So sorry for your loss.

  • Oh sweet, funny lady. Your smile was infectious, your heart so big. We shared many experiences at William Penn High School and Inn. Rest in peace Gae Dawn.

  • I first met Gae Dawn as a 4 th grade student at Carrie Downie Elementary School — I was the music teacher and Gae Dawn — Betsy Naughton –and Joanne Cummings all started the flute together– what fun — laughter — they played all the way through high school–

    Gae Dawn sang with us in the New Castle United Methodist Church Choir — she was such a great choir member —
    She brought so much happiness to everyone —

    I will always have wonderful – happy memories of Gae Dawn —

    I am so sorry and sad for your loss–

  • I haven’t seen u in ages but ur were a great women from what i remember and constantly spoiled me with candy and treats always laughed i loved you laugh
    Wish i could have spent some more time with u
    R❤I❤P Aunt Gae I know ur gonna be missed by many

  • Heaven’s in Trouble now Aunt Gae & Dad back together

  • Jackie I’m so sorry for y’alls loss sugar. May our Father God watch over yall durning y’alls time of bereavement..
    May she rest in sleep !!! God Bless yall

  • My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Gae Baker. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful work friend of mind. A beautiful life gone to soon. Gae was one of the kindest lady’s I have known. May she RIP

  • I only remember meeting her once at granny’s funeral, and her smile was just so nice, it helped me get through the funeral honestly. And I feel horrible because just today I realized how close we lived to each other, I know it’s too late now but I wish I would’ve gone to visit her. The sadness and regret I feel now are indescribable. One day I hope to officially meet her in heaven… Rest In Peace Aunt Gae. Your smile will forever be in my memory.

  • Mike and Juneann
    I was sad to read of Gae’s passing. I knew and worked with her many years. We had countless conversations over the years, at the CP site, before most people arrived at work. Many laughs and some “disagreements” but with caring and affection. She truely loved her family. My condolences to the Baker family. Hope she hits the slots at that big casino up there.

  • We loved Gae and all the fond memories we have shared as cousins thru the years.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this stressful time.
    Heaven has another angel!
    Keep warm memories in your hearts.
    Love cousins Barbara and Bill Jewell

  • I worked with Gae for a long time. @ Delmarva Power
    Sorry for your loss. She will be missed. RIP Gae. Praying for the family
    💔

  • Prayers for Gae and her family. Lots of great memories. Many days in gyms, football concessions. Always a loving supportive Mother.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person. I have so many fond memories from when our sons played sports together. I always enjoyed running into her over the years and catching up on life- she will be missed!

  • So sorry to hear of Gae’s passing, She was a good friend and co-worker. We shared a great trip to Disney World (her 1st) together.
    You will be missed. RIP

  • So sorry we were not able to be there for you all but know we are there in spirit. Thoughts and prayers! Love to all.
    Bucky and Sandy

  • Gae, you are my oldest friends, we had lots of fun growing up together and I think of those silly times a lot. I will miss you my friend, you smile and laugh the most! Be happy where you are and maybe we will see each other again. Sid, I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep intouch. Love you .

  • Again sorry we could not be there but did watch the service which was very nice.

  • Sid, Joe, Michael and Families. Pat and I were not able to attend but were able to watch the service. We are so saddened and wish we could have been there for you. Know we are thinking of you and praying for the Dear Lord to comfort you at this time! We were hoping and planning a trip back there this Fall to visit. Covid 19 has hampered that trip!
    We love you all and know you are always welcome in our home! Brother, Uncle John & Aunt Pat Baker

  • Gae Dawn, I will miss you and the friendship we shared for over 53 years. We made some wonderful memories and still laughed about them all these years later. Remember how your mom and my mom acted when they were together now reminds me of you and me over the years. We sure were lucky to have each other and each other’s family.