Paine, 57, of 5928 Sleepy Hollow Rd., died in her loving husband’s arms
on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at their home where she had also been
under the care of other caring and devoted family members and hospice.
Born February 7,
1952, in Rome, NY, a daughter of Kenneth F. and Mary J. Szalkowski
Baker, she graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1970.
She married John H.
Paine on October 10, 1987, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lee
For over 20 years,
Christy was employed as a manager at the Quality Inn in Rome. She later
worked as a bookkeeper and special aide for Paine Bus Service and as
the office manager of Mark’s Auto Sales, both in the Town of Lee.
She had a number of
favorite pastimes including being outdoors and especially on the water
with some fishing included. She also thoroughly enjoyed her trips north
to feed the ducks and even an occasional bear. Most of all, she
cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Christy was truly
a gift to all who knew her. Her memory will live on in the hearts of
everyone and she will be forever missed by all of us whose lives she
has impacted or whose paths she crossed.
Surviving besides her
husband, and her mother of Lee Center, are three brothers, Kenneth F.
and wife Patricia Baker, Raymond C. and wife Sandra Baker, and William
J. and companion Cindy Revak, all of Lee Center; her sister Theresa A.
and husband Nicholas Doria, of Nashville, TN; mother-in-law, Agnes F.
Paine; 4 sisters-in-law, Diane Baker, Kaye (Tom) O’Brien, all of Lee
Center, Lorretta (Phil) Fanelli, Sauquoit, NY, and Gale Meunier,
Oklahoma; 2 brothers-in-law, Frank Paine (Claudia Decker), and Doug
Paine (Debra Ferlo), all of Lee Center, nieces and nephews, Tara A.
Baker, David Doria, Michael (Julie) Baker, Joseph (Sharon Siegler)
Baker, Eric (Erica) Baker, Tricia (Anthony Pinti), Tracey (Ron
Lamandia), Tammy (Scott) Hawkins, Lisa O’Brien, Kimberly O’Brien,
Debbie Aikens, Stacie Esponosa, Crystal Breene, Wendy Ginther, Steven
Paine, Fidele Fanelli and Mark Fanelli; great nieces and great nephews,
Britleigh and Brett Hawkins, Hilary, Kyle, Ashley, Courtney,
Tyler, Isabella, Ryan, Makayla and Kyleigh Baker, Gabrielle,
Justine, and Nicole O’Brien, Maxx Mondrick, Diana Kaufman and Isabelle
Aikens; aunts, Anna Gordecki, Bessie Brooks, and Peggy Kelly, uncles,
Joseph Szalkowski and Thomas Baker, and numerous cousins.
She was predeceased
by her father Kenneth F. Baker, Sr., and her father-in-law, Cletus L.
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