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Cherokee J. Baer

May 4, 1951 - August 29, 2017

Cherokee Baer (66) of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning August 29, 2017 at the Williamsburg Hospice house after a brief illness.

Visitation will be at Saint Bede Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 AM.  Interment will follow after the Mass on the Church Grounds.

Cherokee was born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada to Louis Merino and Anna Bella Dupuis on May 4, 1951.  She lived 30+ years in Connecticut before moving to Virginia and was very much a Connecticut Yankee.  Cherokee married Jack Baer on a beautiful day in August 22, 1992 at Saint James Catholic Church in Stratford Connecticut.  She worked as an Executive Assistant for Fortune 50 Companies before devoting her life to working for the Church.  She was Parish Manager of Saint James Catholic Church and Social Ministry Director at Saint Bede.  Cherokee was very proud of her American Indian heritage and loved life, music, family, friends, and dogs.  She was a championship drummer in the Drum & Bugle Corps, where she was the first female to break an all-male drum line.

She is survived by family and loved ones too numerous to mention.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, Cherokee wishes you just spend extra time with your loved ones, for life is short.  Remember, Cherokee would always say “life was all about relationships.”  Jack wishes that you never forget Cherokee and keep her in your prayers.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Time: 11:00 am


Saint Bede Catholic Church

3686 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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