Stephen Mark Baker, 62 of St. Johnsbury, Vt., passed away May 31, 2019 at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Stephen was born on April 9, 1957 to Dorothy Lavature Baker and Alban “Sonny” Baker.
Stephen leaves behind a sister, Kate Bertolini, her husband Martin, Nephew Dylan, and his wife Courtney Bertolini, and special niece Lauren Bertolini, her husband Warren, and great Niece Lola Ide. Stephen also leaves behind two brothers, Dan, his wife Cheryl, two nieces Stephanie and Tracey, and brother Jim, his wife Mary, nephew Nathan, and niece Bridget, and her husband Paul.
Below is an excerpt from a poem found in Stephen’s home:
Life is not a race ~ but indeed a journey. Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy. Say “Thank You”, “I love you”, and “Great Job” to someone each day. Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper. Love your life and what you’ve been given, it is not accidental~ search for your purpose and do it as best you can. Dreaming does matter, it allows you to become that which you aspire to be. Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself~ plan for longevity. Recognize the special people you’ve been blessed to know. Live for today and enjoy the moment.
~ Bonnie L. Mohr