Sharon Pearl
B: 1951-11-17
D: 2020-02-18
View Details
Pearl, Sharon
Richard Danforth
B: 1928-09-11
D: 2020-02-18
View Details
Danforth, Richard
Amanda Harris
D: 2020-02-15
View Details
Harris, Amanda
Lynn Muffett
B: 1953-07-08
D: 2020-02-15
View Details
Muffett, Lynn
Justin Dennett
B: 1983-02-22
D: 2020-02-13
View Details
Dennett, Justin
Ronald Moody
B: 1946-09-12
D: 2020-02-10
View Details
Moody, Ronald
Guy Chaplin
B: 1930-10-22
D: 2020-02-10
View Details
Chaplin, Guy
Donna Beaulieu
B: 1946-03-23
D: 2020-02-07
View Details
Beaulieu, Donna
Raymond Bineau
B: 1935-07-20
D: 2020-02-06
View Details
Bineau, Raymond
Curtis Adams
B: 1943-05-26
D: 2020-02-02
View Details
Adams, Curtis
Patrick Bossie
B: 1936-03-17
D: 2020-01-31
View Details
Bossie, Patrick
James Brown
B: 1939-06-25
D: 2020-01-28
View Details
Brown, James
Darlyne Lane
B: 1957-10-14
D: 2020-01-27
View Details
Lane, Darlyne
Lillian Crommett
B: 1920-04-20
D: 2020-01-25
View Details
Crommett, Lillian
Richard Pepin
B: 1926-12-14
D: 2020-01-23
View Details
Pepin, Richard
Lorraine Pare
B: 1928-06-28
D: 2020-01-17
View Details
Pare, Lorraine
Marie St. Pierre
B: 1927-04-25
D: 2020-01-17
View Details
St. Pierre, Marie
Todd Tolhurst
B: 1959-10-20
D: 2020-01-16
View Details
Tolhurst, Todd
Joyce Anttila
B: 1934-10-19
D: 2020-01-15
View Details
Anttila, Joyce
Frederick Booker
B: 1942-10-17
D: 2020-01-14
View Details
Booker, Frederick
Theresa Brunelle
B: 1936-09-03
D: 2020-01-14
View Details
Brunelle, Theresa


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
16 Pleasant Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-622-9311
Fax: 207-622-9313
Sybil Baker

Sybil E. Baker (Baker)

Wednesday, June 11th, 1930 - Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Sybil Baker, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Sybil Baker with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Sybil Baker, 89, of Hallowell, died peacefully on August 14, 2019, from old age and related complications. Sybil, Billie to her siblings, was the youngest of five children of Douglas and Elizabeth Baker.
She was born in England when her father worked for IT&T. The family was raised in New Jersey and at a beloved farm in East Middlebury, Vermont.
Sybil left home for London in 1947 to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Though Europe was in a depression following WWII, Sybil remembered the adventure and camaraderie that only a young person can find. She returned to New York in 1950 to pursue acting; she toured with and understudied for Katherine Hepburn in “As You Like It”, was in an acting class with Grace Kelly, and performed with James Dean in off-off Broadway productions. Her acting was interrupted by the birth of her daughter, Hilary Neckles, prompting her to switch gears and work as a newspaper reporter and copy editor. During her career she reached everyday people in small-city America through her work at papers such as the Niagara Falls Gazette and Danbury News Times, and then went on to reach national audiences through her work at the New York Daily News, San Francisco Examiner, Oakland Tribune, and Los Angeles Times.
She married Ray Hugos in 1970, gaining three sons and one daughter in the process. Their blended family lived in Brewster, New York. In 1975 she won a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to study writing for a year at Stanford University. In 1978 she moved from the east coast to California, where she continued reporting and pursued writing short stories, novels, and screen plays. Several of her stories were published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
In 2003 she moved to Hallowell, Maine, to be closer to family. She was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. In recent years she greatly enjoyed writing and performing with The Theater Project of Brunswick, Maine.
She is survived by five children, Hilary Neckles and husband George Lapointe of Hallowell, Michael Hugos and wife Venetia Stifler of Chicago, Andrew Hugos of Albany, NY, Daniel Hugos and partner Nancy Zeigler of Jim Thorpe, PA, Margaret (Hugos) Gold and husband Russ Gold of Rye, NY; and four grandchildren, Erica Gold, Caelan Lapointe, Dan Gold, and Wesley Lapointe. She also leaves a life-long friend, Barbara Bradshaw, from elementary school who she spoke with a few days before dying, lifting her spirits immensely, and many other close friends in Maine and around the country. She was predeceased by her husband Ray in 1977.
Sybil was a free spirit, feminist, war protestor, proud liberal, actor, writer, and loving, caring mother, mother in-law, and grandmother. Her optimism, genuine kindness and compassion, smile, and unwavering support will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
A Celebration of Life is being planned for a future date.
Read Less

No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Sybil here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Sybil E. Baker (Baker) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Dave J-R

Posted at 06:28pm
I had the good fortune to know Sybil for a brief time while we were both members of a sad-sack Los Angeles organization called The Scriptwriters Network, an accumulation of people who thought we could write professionally but didn’t know we were awful at it. Sybil ignored this and partnered with another guy and me to “workshop” each other’s scripts. She was gracious, funny, and patient but, I think, soon realized that getting advice from incompetents wasn’t going to strengthen her work.

Still, we laughed a lot and she was great fun to be with. As for her actual professional history, she said little other than sharing anecdotes about her days in RADA or in early TV. She wasn’t the “star” of these anecdotes, rather a bemused observer. I’m guessing she was bemused by my pretensions and those of the other No-Talents she met while in L.A. I’m equally sure that she was warm and kind to us when she told our stories. That was the way she was: laughter without meanness.

Keep collecting material, Sybil!

Dave Jacobs-Robinson


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each