Kathleen Pond Baptiste-Maki


Kathleen Pond Baptiste-Maki of Vineyard Haven and New Bedford died on July 16, 2021, at home, peacefully. She was 70 years old. 

She was born June 2, 1951, to the late George (“Snookie”) Baptiste Jr. and Ruth Carolyn (Pond) Baptiste at Oak Bluffs Hospital. Kathleen worked as a C.N.A. for most of her life. 

She enjoyed taking long walks, cooking, taking care of her many pets, and reading (especially medical and prayer books). 

Kathleen was predeceased by her son, Jesse J. Ferro; and by her brother, George P. Baptiste III. She is survived by her two sisters, Bonnie Baptiste-Bassett of Hinsdale, N.H., and Diane Amaral of Chicopee; her children Kimberly A. Allen-Goodell of Wallingford, Vt., Kasi L. Ferro of New Bedford, Kerri D. Ferro of Falmouth, and her “miracle baby,” Gussie J. Baptiste-Maki of New Bedford; by nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and friends, including her lifelong best friend, Diane Ferreira Estrella of Martha’s Vineyard. 

A graveside service was held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven on July 20, officiated by Michael Nagle. Visit chapmanfuneral.com for online tributes and information.