Norman J. Baker

Born: Mon., Oct. 12, 1925
Died: Wed., Jan. 6, 2021


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 11, 2021
Location: Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

12:00 PM Tue., Jan. 12, 2021
Location: St. Denis Church


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Douglas- Norman J. Baker, 95, passed away on Wed. Jan. 6, 2021 after a period of declining health. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Norma M. (Duhamel) Baker.
        Norman is survived by his son Keith J. Baker of North Myrtle Beach, SC; and several nieces and nephews. He was also recently predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Linda J. Baker, who passed away in March.
        Born in Northbridge on Oct. 12,1925 he was the son of John F. and Florence E. (White) Baker and grew up in Northbridge. He attended Northbridge public schools before deciding to serve in the U.S. Navy during the WWII era. Later, in April of 1999 he was awarded a belated diploma in a High School assembly with 3 other WWII veterans. Proudly serving, Norman operated the LST Landing Craft during the invasion of Iwo Jima. Norman and his wife made national news in 2007 when they finally went to the prom together 62 years late, due to missing it after Norman was called to serve in WWII.
        Norman worked as a maintenance supervisor at St. Vincent’s Hospital for many years up until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Uxbridge VFW Post 1385, the Sutton Senior Center and a core member of the Light of Prayers Group in Worcester. A very social man, Norman loved people and could always find a friend in any room he entered. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
        Norman’s funeral mass will be held on Tues. Jan. 12, 2021 at 12 noon in St., Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Northbridge. Calling hours will be held on Mon. Jan. 11, 2021 from 6- 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas MA 01516. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com  

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Kellie Place
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
Norman was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known, despite some hard times he never complained, I will Cherish my memories of having had the pleasure of being neighbors for many years, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Jim Johnson
   Posted Sat January 09, 2021
Keith, may your dad rest in peace, He was a wonderful man. I remember walking across the street to get sweet corn for 50 cents a dozen.WOW

Michelle Saucier
   Posted Sun January 10, 2021
So sorry for your loss. your Dad was a very special person and will be dearly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you .

Lawrence King
   Posted Mon January 11, 2021
Keith....Bea and I have a lot of good memories of you and your parents thru our church activities..(Ste.Anne's in Manchaug)..Whether it was the many ham & bean suppers, the yearly clam chowder & cakes supper, or the yearly Fall Festival, or the many other ways that our small parish could make some money to support the church.....Your dad will be missed by all who knew him..Please know you have our deepest sympathies...Because of the ramping up of this covid 19 pandemic, we will not be attending either service...Sincerely, Bea & Larry King









Joan Campo Dion
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
Kieth and family, I am very sorry on yThe loss of Norman. He was a great person. I will keep him in my prayers as well as you and your family❤️

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