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Merle H. (Baker) Piraino

October 13, 1930 — August 7, 2020

Merle H. Piraino, 89, of Camillus, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Francis House. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was a graduate of Central High School. Merle was employed for 23 years with Onondaga County before retiring in 1997 and worked part-time at Raymour & Flanigan. She volunteered at Francis House and Community Hospital and was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.

Merle was predeceased by her husband, Carmen; son, Thomas; parents, Ray and Lillian Baker; sisters, Louise Baker and Ethel Bernhardt; and brother, Ray Baker.

Surviving are her son, Frank “Chip” of St. Petersburg, FL; daughters, Karen (June Worden) Piraino of Camillus, Leslie (David) Kotula of Camillus and Melissa (Alicia) Piraino of Normal, IL; grandchildren, Zachary and Jacob Piraino and Alexandra and Stephanie Kotula; great-granddaughter, Isabella Piraino; brother, Carl (JoAnne) Baker of Chittenango; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Francis House for their loving care and compassion given to Merle; Debbie Haumann, Gloria Becerra and Daisy Davis for their friendship and support; and Lindsay Deyo for her loving care and attention given to Mia.

Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, August 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. We will be following the NYS guidelines regarding capacity and social distancing. Face coverings are required.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 13 at 10 a.m. in St. Charles ~ St. Ann’s Parish, 4471 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse. Merle will be laid to rest in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Charles~St. Ann's Parish (St. Ann's)

4471 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13219

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