Marlborough – Elaine D. (Matthews) Baker, 88, of Marlborough, MA and former long-time resident of Hudson, MA, died on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at UMASS Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester, MA. She was the beloved wife of 40 years to the late Charles R. Baker who died in 1995.
Elaine was born in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Harold and Catherine (Lent) Matthews. She was raised in Watertown, MA attending local schools and was a graduate of Watertown, High School. She met her husband Charles at Fort Devens in Massachusetts while he was serving in the U.S. Army. They moved to California when Charles was honorably discharged from the Army residing there for a short time. Eventually they settled in Hudson in 1963 where Elaine and Charles raised their children and cared for their home. For the past 4 years Elaine has resided in Marlborough, MA with her son Scott.
Elaine is survived by her 2 sons, Tony Baker of Berlin, MA, Scott Baker and his wife Elaine of Marlborough, MA; her 2 daughters, Dona Saviano of Milford, MA, Karen Bigeau of Shirley, MA and was predeceased by her son Donald Baker in 2021. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, Kelly Saviano of Leominster, MA, Stephanie MacKenzie and her husband Scott of Milford, MA, Paul Baker of Berlin, MA, Joseph Baker of Berlin, MA, Ashley Coffin and her husband Christopher of Lunenburg, MA, Raven Bigeau of Clinton, MA, Haeleigh Bigeau of Leominster, MA, Benjamyn Bigeau Shirley, MA, Marrissa Pasos of Arizona, Nicholas Baker of Arizona, Shelby of Arizona; her 7 great grandchildren, Katelyn MacKenzie, Logan MacKenzie, Chessa MacKenize, Brayden Bissonnette, Shea Bronnes, and twins Dominick and Devin Coffin. She leaves her sister Karen Srabian of Scituate, MA; her nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Elaine was a stay-at-home mom while raising her children. As her children got older she found several jobs she liked including spending time as a clerk with McCormick’s Drug Store in downtown Hudson and later waitressing at the former Chateau DeVille in Framingham. Her last job was as a cashier with the Hannaford Supermarket Chain in Hudson for many years until retiring in 2012.
Elaine had many hobbies and interests throughout her life but always enjoyed a night of playing Bingo locally. Both Elaine and Charles always looked forward to traveling to Las Vegas every few years to enjoy the marvelous entertainment the destination had to offer. Elaine and several friends made many enjoyable trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun as she got older. She was an avid Boston Bruins fan. She cherished the times she spent with her family, especially as the grandchildren arrived and later her great grandchildren. She was a kind and caring person who will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Elaine’s life at beginning at 2pm on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at the Marlborough Moose Lodge, 67 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA. Funeral Services were held at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA and burial in Forestvale Cemetery in September.