Helen L. Baker

Helen L. Baker

Helen L. Baker of Greenport died March 2 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was 78.

The daughter of Lucille Harper, she was born Feb. 6, 1940, in Greenport.

She married Thomas Ervin in February 1983.

Family members said Ms. Baker was an avid reader who loved crossword puzzles.

Predeceased by her husband; her sister, Doris Smith; and a nephew, Ms. Baker is survived by her sons, Darren Ervin of Bridgeport, Conn., and Marcelle Ervin of Brooklyn; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Saturday, March 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Jefferson Temple Church of God in Christ in Cutchogue, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. officiated by Elder Milton Van. Interment will take place at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Southold.

Arrangements were in the care of Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.