Jonathan M. Baker

ATHOL — Jonathan M. Baker, 32, of Athol, died on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. He was the beloved son of Nancy Bailey and Mal Baker.

Jonathan was born on June 5, 1985, in Concord. He attended the Athol-Royalston Regional School system, later he was home schooled and received his high school diploma from the American School of Correspondence. Jonathan loved being outdoors and his work reflected this. He worked for Gelinas Landscaping and Lewis Tree Service. He also worked for Thomas & Betts. Most of all Jonathan loved being with his children. He enjoyed teaching his son and step-daughter to ski and dirt bike ride. He loved bowling, swimming, making snow forts and camp fires with them. Jonathan loved his family and friends and was loyal to everyone. 

Jonathan is survived by his son, Isaiah Baker of Athol; and step-daughter Mykela Taylor of Erving; his mother, Nancy Bailey and step-father Richard Bailey of Athol; his father Mal Baker of Keene, N.H.; his grandmother Alice Aldenberg of Clinton; his long-time girlfriend, Krystle Bass; and his sister, Alexa. He also leaves his niece, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home 146 Main St., Athol. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be private at a later date.

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Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol is directing arrangements.


Nancy,  My heart broke when I saw this last night.  I know how you loved your son, and were so devoted to him with all your heart.  Please know I am thinking of you right now and praying to Jehovah to give you strength to get through this very tragic time.   It's just around the corner that we will see our loved ones again.  Jehovah will take hold of your right hand and comfort you.

Nancy and family...., the ties that bind are never lost or forgotten. Our family was heart broken to read what has happened to Jonathan. May the love from Jehovah, family and friends bring you and family comfort at this very sad time. Thoughts and prayers to all. 

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