Mary Ann Baraka, 89, was WWII Rosie the Riveter

PHILMONT–Mary Ann Baraka, 89, formerly of Craryville, died Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

Born July 25, 1919 in Craryville, she was the daughter of the late Stanleyand Mary Baraka.

Miss Baraka was employed as a toll collector with the NYS Thruway Department.

During World War II, she worked as “Rosie the Riveter.” Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the U.S., representing the American women who worked in war factories.

She was a life-long area resident.

 Miss Baraka was the beloved sister of Alfred Baraka of Hudson. Also surviving are many friends.

Her sister, Veronica Dunn, died previously.

There will be no calling hours.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. 

Burial will be in the family plot in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

 

 

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