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BAIRD, Cameron Muirhead Age 87, of Cohasset, formerly of Scituate, passed away on November 23, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Campbell Baird and Marion (MacChlerie) Baird. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ann (Graham) Baird, daughters Heather Lashier, Laurie Ducey, and Carolyn Chamberlain, grandchildren Garrett Baird, Colin Lashier, Eric Ducey, Gregg Ducey, Lindsay Simpson, and Cam Chamberlain, great grandchildren, Maguire Lashier and Graham Lashier. Cameron was born February 4, 1926, in Quincy. He is a graduate of Thayer Academy, received his Bachelors degree from Norwich University and his Masters degree in Chemistry from Middlebury College. He served with the US Navy during WW II and was stationed in the Pacific aboard the destroyer, USS Harwood. He was a chemist at Baird and McGuire, Inc. in Holbrook, president of the company until his retirement in 1993. He was then employed by Drexel Chemical Co. in Memphis, TN until 1999. Cameron served on the Board of Governors for Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association (CSMA) of New York, NY. He was a corporator for the Randolph Savings Bank in Randolph and on the Board of the South Scituate Savings Bank in Norwell. After retirement, Cameron volunteered as a driver for the handicapped in Scituate and after moving from Scituate, where he resided for 51 years, he drove for FISH in Cohasset. He was a member at St. Francis X Cabrini church in Scituate and later Saint Anthony in Cohasset. Cameron was active in the Satuit Boat Club, where he served on the race committee and was past Commodore. He and Ann traveled to Scotland, where they would visit his family home in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at 10 am in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset. Visiting hours Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 4-7 pm at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St. (across from St. Anthony Church), COHASSET. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Cameron may be made to the Beacon Hospice, Inc., Resnik Rd. Ste. 3, Plymouth, MA. 02360. For an online guestbook and more, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com McNamara-Sparrell Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 25, 2013
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