Peabody, MA — Virginia Ingraham Baker, 91, died Monday, April 7, 2014, in Seabrook, S.C. She was married to Roland D. Baker for 56 years. He preceded her in death in 2007.
Virginia was born and raised in Peabody, Mass., and was the daughter of the late James F. and Marie J. Linehan Ingraham. She was the second oldest of five, having two brothers and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her older sister, Jean L. Ingraham; and her younger brother, James F. Ingraham.
In 1943, she enlisted in the Navy and moved to Washington, D.C. She was a graduate of the Strayers Business College, Washington. After her Naval service, she worked for the Rev. Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the U. S. Senate. She had lived in Alexandria, Va., until 2001.
Virginia is survived by two daughters, Caroline Baker Lanham and her husband, Richard, of Columbia, Mo., and Wendy Baker Orford and her husband, David, of Seabrook. She is also survived by her brother, David E. Ingraham of Tolland, Conn.; and sister, Mary Jane Pichu of Sudbury, Mass.; and by 10 nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services will be held Friday, May 23, at 11:30 a.m., in Oak Grove Cemetery, Peabody, Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, N. Y. 10163-4777. Assisting the family is the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. To sign her guest book, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.