Lannie Jay Baker

Newport, N.H. — Lannie Jay Baker, 45, a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and uncle passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

He was born in Claremont, N.H. on Nov. 21, 1968, and was a lifelong resident of Newport. He attended Newport High School. He joined the US Army and served in Desert Storm, and was honorably discharged. Lannie worked at Hypertherm as a machine operator on 3rd shift.

Lannie enjoyed taking his boat out on Lake Sunapee with his family and friends. He loved building things, visiting with friends and family and most of all, his wife, his three precious children and his sister, Hope. He was quick witted and downright funny. He was very passionate about politics.

The family includes his loving wife, Amanda Baker; their three children, Nickolas, Hayden and Kyleigh Baker all of Newport; his sister, Jennie Lussier and her husband, Larry of Newport; his brother, Gloyd Baker and his wife, Linda of Dover, Del.; his five sisters, Hope Martinelli and her husband, Henry of Sunapee, Nellie Poetl and her husband, Kevin of Salem, Betty Spooner and her husband, Bob of Unity, Pennie Stratten of Denver, Colo. and Estelle Yeo and her husband, Danny of Derry; his best friend, Wayne Rossiter of Newport of whom they have been friends for a very long time; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Baker, Sr. and Irma May Baker; and two brothers, Gilbert A. Baker and Luther M. Baker, Jr.

Friends and family may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Saturday, Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Alice Roberts officiating.

A celebration of his life will follow at the Newport Moose Lodge.

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