January 07, 1955 - July 17, 2021
Obituary For Corinne Baldwin
Corinne Baldwin of Arlington, MA, passed away peacefully at age 66 after a 10 year battle against cancer. She lived with courage and strength, and never lost her sense of humor or love of life. She was deeply loved by her husband, Sumner Blount, her mother, Elizabeth Croskey of Cincinnati, her children Olivia Baldwin(Meliksah) and Wilson Baldwin(Hannah), and her step-children Carlin Maiorana(Dan) and Darren Blount(Stephanie). She is predeceased by her father Thomas Croskey, and her first husband Luke Baldwin. She also leaves her siblings Bonnie Croskey(Mike) Linda Schutty(Jim), Tom Croskey(Dory), and Bill Croskey, and her four grandchildren that she loved very much – Linwood, Emilia, Miles, and Andrew. She will be deeply missed by her nieces and nephews, and many close friends, all of whom loved her for her exceptional kindness and integrity.
A gifted fashion designer, she designed womenswear for Lothar’s in New York and patterns for Schjelde in Boston. She favored bold, elegant and ultimately wearable design. She earned degrees in fashion and art from F.I.T. and Skidmore College. Always passionate about music, she was active in Saratoga’s folk music scene in the 1970s, and ran Skidmore's coffee house while working at Caffe Lena.
Corinne was dedicated to her family, friends, and community, and was always generous to help out others who were in need. She volunteered for Arlington Public Schools, Arlington First Parish Church, and was particularly dedicated to The Children’s Room, a center for grieving children and families.
Corinne loved life, and she loved her family deeply. Her brilliance, kindness, and sense of humor will be sorely missed by all her devoted family and her many close friends.
Visitation will be held on July 30 from 4-8 PM at the DeVito Funeral Home at 1145 Mass Ave in Arlington. A celebration of Corinne’s life will be held at 2 PM on July 31 at the First Parish (630 Mass Ave) in Arlington with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Children’s Room in Arlington.
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Corinne's gentle soul and generous heart is an example we can all strive to emulate. She was beautiful, understanding and loving at all times with optimism, humor, and joy for life. I hope memories of good times spent together and her gorgeous smile will comfort you. To quote from Tuesdays with Morrie "Death ends a life, not a relationship". Corinne's family and friends are so blessed to have been part of her life.
Dear Will and Olivia, Words fail in the face of bereavement like this. But I cannot resist the impulse to write how deeply I feel for the Corinne Baldwin's beloved husband, Summer Blount and her loving family. She is Gone (by David Harkins) You can shed tears that she is gone, Or you can smile because she lived, You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, Or you can be full of the love that you shared, You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that she is gone Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on, You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back, Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. With deepest sympathy, Sunjin
Corinne and I were introduced to each other by Tina Schultz of First Parish. We were both recent widows, dealing with the aftermath of different spousal deaths and single parenthood. We discovered we could say things to each other that would have seemed outrageous to others. But that was the power of the trust and humor that surfaced in those difficult circumstances. I loved to cook so was only too happy to host and she would bring some wine and come round to 5 Bartlett Ave. We talked freely. She donated a couple of black skirts to me that were way more stylish than anything else I had, zips and beads and just a bit of stretch! She also made me a CD copy of the Leonard Cohen Live in London concert. I cannot play it with out missing her deeply. I was thrilled that she remarried to Sumner and they were able to attend my remarriage too in NH. My greatest regret about leaving Arlington was that I could not see Corinne easily. My deepest condolences to all her family, who bear the greatest loss. Love, Lois Scribner.xx
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