Nicholas A. Baker
Passed away on October 14, 2023. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Nick grew up in Mt. Vernon, New York and later attended Springfield College in Massachusetts, where he met his wife Maureen. Eventually, they moved to South Jersey where they raised their family and he shaped lives as a teacher and coach at Haddonfield Memorial High School, working for the district for almost 50 years.
Nick was the beloved husband of Maureen (nee Stephens); loving father of Courtney (Ryan) Baker-Williams and Colin (Jennifer) Baker; doting grandfather of Finn, Teagan, and Caden Williams; dear brother of Quinton (Margaret), Paul (Debbie), and Stuart (Jean) Baker; brother-in-law of Steven (Barbara) Stephens, and the late Robert (Theresa) Stephens. Nick will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
More than his remarkable legacy as a cross country and track coach, Nick was a devoted husband, an incredible father and Papa, and a steadfast friend. His commitment reached beyond his family to an extended family that he built of thousands of young individuals whom he taught, coached, and mentored over the years. Nick’s advocacy for the sport he adored was tireless, but it was his profound impact on those around him that truly defined his life.
The family warmly invites friends and loved ones to continue contributing to the heartfelt notes and memories on his CaringBridge site’s ‘well wishes’ that Nick and his family treasured during his final days. Please share your reflections at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nickbaker. Your stories and messages of love will continue to be a comforting reminder to family and friends of the profound impact Nick had on so many lives.
Nick’s family will receive friends on Thursday, October 19th from 5-8pm and again on Friday, October 20th from 9:30-10:30am both at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave. Haddonfield, NJ; where his Funeral Mass will follow promptly at 11am. Interment, private. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nick’s name may be made to the Haddonfield Educational Trust, PO Box 178, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (www.haddonfieldeducationaltrust.org/ ; email@example.com ), to continue Nick’s legacy of nurturing growth and commitment to the community he cherished.