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Jessie Marie Baker

December 31, 1924 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 94)

South Portland



Jessie Marie (Vokey) Baker, 94 died on February 18,  2019 after a long illness at the South Portland Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. 


She was born in Portland on December 31, 1924 the daughter of the late Mark and Bertha (Eveleth) Vokey.


Jessie attended Portland Schools.  She worked at Levinsky’s as a seamstress, Haven’s Candy and Portland Schools in the cafeteria.  She liked to bake at the holidays.  Her favorite pie was Lemon Meringue.  She also liked to sew and do knitting as well as crochet.



Jessie was married to Gerald Baker who was the love of her life in 1945 and they shared 34 years together.  He passed away in 1979.  She was also predeceased by two brothers, Charles Vokey and George Vokey.


She leaves behind her son, Robert Baker of Westbrook, ME, two grandsons, John Jones and James Jones a sister, Marcie Nobile of South Portland Nursing Home and nieces and nephews.



Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at the A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 10AM until 10:30AM.  A Celebration of life will immediately follow at 10:30AM at the funeral home.   Burial will follow in the Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, PO BOX 336, Portland, ME 04098.  To leave and online condolence, please visit our website at

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