Wilton >> E. Joseph Baldwin Jr., 85, of Wilton passed away at home Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Elton and Anna Baldwin.
Joseph served in the U.S. Army
, and while stationed in France, he met the love of his life and surviving spouse, Pierrette Pia Baldwin. They opened the Chez Pierre Restaurant in 1964, a local tradition that Joseph was able to enjoy operating together with his family up until recent illness.
Joseph enjoyed many years of family traditions and gatherings, traveling to France with his wife, cooking, gardening and fixing anything that need to be fixed. His family will miss his expertise that they all relied on so frequently, and will continue to prepare many of his personal recipes.
In addition to his wife, Pierrette, he is survived by his son, Pierre, who has two daughters, Danielle and Natalie; his daughter, Patricia and her husband, Keith Ashby; his son, Patrick and his wife, Susan, and their children, Patrick Jr. (his daughter, Adeline), Elizabeth and Kelsey; and his daughter, Pia Field, and her husband, Lincoln Field, and their children, Tyler, Brayden and Lincoln Jr.
Those who wish to pay their respects are welcome to attend a gathering from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Chez Pierre Restaurant in Wilton. A private burial ceremonial will be held at the Saratoga Veteran's National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in the name of Joseph may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Arrangements are under the care of the Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 94 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls.
Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting sbfuneralhome.com.