Pittsfield, N.H. – William J. Baker, 79, of Pittsfield, N.H., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and daughters, Ann Baker and Susan Baker LePage, his grandchildren, Ryan Giera and his wife Danielle, their son Hunter; and Megan and Kevin Giera. He also leaves behind his sister, Maryann and her husband, Arthur Lamy of Southborough. He was predeceased by his daughters, Kathleen Baker and Julie Giera; his parents, Fred and Ann (Carey) Baker; and his brother, Fred Baker Jr.
He was born in Allston and moved to Southborough with his family in 1950. He graduated from Peters High School in 1953 and joined the Coast Guard shortly after graduation. Upon his discharge, he married Margaret on Nov. 23, 1957 and they settled in Marlborough.
In 1972, his family moved to Pittsfield, N.H., where they purchased Glen ‘n’ Glade Campground.
A memorial service was held Feb. 28 at Perkins and Pollard Funeral Home in Pittsfield, N.H., and a celebratory Mass was held March 1 at St. Joseph's Church in Northwood, N.H. Graveside services will be held in Southborough in the spring at the convenience of the family. Notice will be made at that time for those who would like to attend.