Charles L. Baker RitesJanuary 12,2013Charles L. Baker Rites
The funeral service for Charles Loren Baker, 69, who died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his home, was held Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the United Methodist Church of Rutland.
The Rev. Deborah Estey officiated. The organist and soloist was Ellen Wakker.
Selections were played by the handbell choir, Bells of Joy.
Vocalists were members of the United Methodist Church Choir.
A reading was given by Wallingford Fire Chief Stephane Goulet. Charles Gauthier offered the fireman’s prayer. The last bell service was by Robert Kilpeck.
Bearers were members of the Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department.
Honorary bearers were members and retired members of the Wallingford, Clarendon, Danby-Mt. Tabor, Proctor, Brandon, Castleton, Rutland City and Rutland Town fire departments.
A reception was held immediately following the service at the Rutland United Methodist Church Hall.
The casket was carried to the church in the Wallingford Fire Department’s 1936 Garrison Fire Truck, “The Old Girl.”
Burial will be at a later date in the Green Hill Cemetery in Wallingford.
On Thursday evening at the Aldous Funeral Home, Charles Gauthier from the Wallingford Fire Department offered remarks and a prayer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 280, Wallingford, VT 05773.
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