Howard R. Baker
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of Pepperell, Navy Vet; 77
PEPPERELL -- Howard R. Baker, 77, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in Worcester, after a long illness.
He was born on July 20, 1936 to the late Rutherford H. and Beulah E. (Stimpson) Baker. Howard grew up in Pepperell and was a graduate of Pepperell High School.
After High School, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He ran his own construction company for many years, and was a member of the Carpenters Union. He was a very talented and crafty man. There was nothing he could not build.
He is survived by his four children, Kim Baker of Townsend, MA, Jeff & Joyce (Wilson) Baker of Pepperell, MA, Scott & Kelly (Stebbins) Baker of Townsend, MA, and Lisa Baker-Sheehan & Mark Rodgers of Meredith, NH; one sister, Mary Begley of Westfield, MA; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jamie, Ryan, Adam, Chad, Dylan & Collin; one sister-in-law, Patricia Baker of Brookline, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
He is pre-deceased by his brother, Warner L Baker.
BAKER -- Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Marchand Funeral Home in Pepperell is in charge of arrangements. For on-line condolences please visit www.marchandfuneralhome.com.
Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 14, 2013