Donald R. Baker, 74, retired Shrewsbury Firefighter

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Donald R. BakerLeicester – Donald R. Baker, 74, of 13 Hyland Ave., died Monday, April 23, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after an illness.

He leaves his wife of 53 years, Janet D. (Belanger) Baker; a son, Christopher Baker of Woodstock, Conn.; two daughters, Rebecca Baker of Shrewsbury and Nicole Densen and her husband Brian of Webster; a brother, Richard Baker of Florida; six grandchildren, Justin, Taylor, Derek, Anthony, Rhea, Lana,; a son-in-law, Donald Bonner of Leicester; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Debra Bonner.

Born in Worcester, he was the son of Harold & Louise (Belliveau) Baker.

Mr. Baker was a fireman for 24 years on the Shrewsbury Fire Department, and he also worked for DB Tile Co. in Leicester.

He was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School in Worcester and proudly served his country in the Marine Corps.

Photo/courtesy Shrewsbury Fire Dept.

He was a member of St. Pius X Church in Leicester. He loved camping and spending time with his family.

The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice for their kind care that was given to Donald.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., at the MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 1131 Main St., Leicester, followed by a memorial Mass at 12 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, 1161 Main St., Leicester. The burial will take place at a later date and at the convenience of the family.

Please omit flowers, contributions may be made to either the Leicester Brotherhood Firefighters Relief Fund, P.O. Box 327, Leicester, MA 01524 or to the Shrewsbury Fire & Police Relief Fund, P.O. Box 53, Shrewsbury, MA 01516.