Jessie Baker


Jessie I. “Tootsie” Baker, 83, of Rome, NY, formerly of the Camden area passed away June 11, 2022, at the home of her daughter. Tootsie was born August 31, 1938, in Rome, NY, a daughter of Walter and Jessie Irish Baker. She enjoyed knitting, anything Coca Cola, playing dice, cards and her video games. Tootsie also loved spending time with her family and had a passion for little mice collectables.

Surviving are four daughters, Billie Jo Caporilli, Rome, NY, Peggy and Kevin Huff, Buffalo, NY, Wanda “Snookie” Delahunt, Rome, NY, Becky Jo Donai, Boonville, NY; and a son, Alex and Julie Stempien; 13 grandchildren, Todd Benjamin, Sammy Caporilli, Jason, Lonnie and Derek Delahunt, Tonya Russell, Theresa Brower, Savannah Bartlett, Chance Olson, Julie Ann Cutler, Bruce Stempien, Tim Fonville, Jeff Russell; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews including a special niece that was more like a sister, Linda Williamson, Camden, NY; and her beloved canine companion, “Girlfriend.” Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, Sam Caporilli; two sisters, Joyce Fanning, Shirley Fuller; seven brothers, Morris, Floyd, Bill, Riley, Harold, Walter “Sonny” and Donald Baker; two grandchildren, Timmy and Chad Brower.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Humane Society of Rome. You may view the obituary and send a message of condolence online at