- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker’s mother has died.

A spokeswoman for the Republican confirmed that Elizabeth G. “Betty” Baker died on Saturday in Needham. She was 83. The cause of death was not revealed.

Baker posted a message on his Facebook page Saturday evening announcing his mother’s death, saying she “raised three boys, along with tons of other kids from around the neighborhood.” Baker said she and his father “taught everyone about life, love, service and sacrifice.”

The Boston Globe reports that Betty Baker was born on December 24, 1932, in Rochester, Minnesota. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1954 and married Charles D. Baker the next year. The couple settled in Needham.

She is survived by her husband, her three sons and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private.



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