In Our Care

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.