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Carlo M. Baldino, 77

Sutton - Carlo Mauro Baldino, 77 of Sutton, a retired English teacher of the Worcester Public Schools, outspoken civil liberties advocate, provocative contributor to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, writer and beloved father, husband, brother, friend and advocate, passed away on Friday May 29, 2020 at UMass Hospital Worcester after complications due to COVID 19.

Born in Worcester, Carlo was the son of the late Carlo A. and Fede (Cornacchioli) Baldino. A graduate of Commerce High School, Carlo went on to earn a master's degree in English Education from Worcester State College. Carlo's love of learning continued throughout his life. He traveled the world because he wanted to learn about different cultures and perspectives. In total, he visited 67 countries spanning 5 continents, and learned 3 languages. A lifelong health and fitness enthusiast, Carlo took great pride in his athleticism where he landed his physical talents to boxing, baseball and weight training. Carlo loved a good conversation over coffee and never ran from confrontation. Carlo dedicated his professional life to public education. Carlo proudly shared stories about his escapades while teaching in the Worcester Public Schools for over 30 years. During his later years, Carlo brought his unique perspective to higher education. He took great pride in elevating the consciousness of his students through the Racial and Ethnic Relations course he taught at Quinsigamond Community College.

After his retirement, Carlo remained active in the community. He continued to work part-time at Seaside Art Gallery in Newport, RI. He served on the board of the Worcester Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. An ardent bibliofile and a brilliant wordsmith, Carlo spent his leisure time writing witty and sardonic observation on race and politics in his bi-weekly blog, A Keen Observer. His power of the pen and mastery of the English language garnered respect and admiration. He was a two-time recipient of the New England Press Association award for his thoughtful and provocative essays that explored the many aspects of the human condition.

Carlo leaves behind his loving wife of 29 years, Dr. Joyce D. McNickles; son, Michael M. Baldino; brother, William P. Baldino and his wife Maureen Sullivan Baldino; nephew, Anthony Baldino and many adoring cousins.

A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2pm at the Covenant-St Andrews United Methodist Church 24 Hamilton St. Worcester, Ma 01604. The service will be live streamed and can be viewed at www.mercadantefuneral.com and clicking on live services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the ACLU of Massachusetts. Extended family and friends will be invited to celebrate his life when we can gather again safely.

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Carlo and I got to know each other as fellow bloggers for the T&G. We became offline friends and went for coffee every so often. He was a wonderful man. Joyce, I am sorry for your loss. He was always talking about you and he must have loved you deeply.
Charles Erickson
Friend
June 10, 2020
I knew Carlo by his online writing starting about 10 years ago. We communicated online frequently. We had been friends going out for coffee for a couple of years. I was wondering where he was since I hadn't heard from him. So now I know. Go in peace, brother. My life is richer for having known you.
Charles Erickson
Friend
June 10, 2020
Rest in power.
Richard Poole
Acquaintance
June 10, 2020
Joyce & Family
My heartfelt condolences to you all.
Blessings,
Robin
Robin Tucker
Acquaintance
June 9, 2020
Dear Joyce, I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I had met Carlo. He sounds like an extraordinary person and teacher and writer, and together you two must have made a dynamic and loving force in the world. I'm wishing you strength and health in the days ahead. Sincerely, Julia Lisella
Julia Lisella
Coworker
June 9, 2020
Dear Joyce:
I want to express my condolence to you on Carla's most unexpected passing.May you find comfort in the memory of him.
Respectfully:
Carolyn Martello
Shrewsbury Ma.
01545
Carolyn Martello
Coworker
June 8, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Pat Donahue
Pat Donahue
June 8, 2020
Gina Flaminio
Student
June 8, 2020
Carlo was a man of the people. He knew no color nor race among people, He loved nature, food... including African dishes that we shared often at my house when I was living in USA. A man of great sense of humor, honest, dependable and trustworthy. I know Joyce could not ask for any better a husband than one Carlo Baldino. I share in your sorrow Joyce, We shall all miss him. May his soul rest in peace. Bye Carlo see you there when my time comes.
Bernard.
Bernard Wamalwa
Friend
June 8, 2020
Dear Joyce
I wish I has met Carlo. I went to the moving service online today to learn about his life and to support you. I'm so sorry for the loss you, your family and dear friends have suffered.
Virginia Swain
Friend
June 6, 2020
Gatherings will not be the same without you there Carlo. Always looked forward to our side conversations ... You were a hard one to walk away from. Joyce please know you are in my heart and I'm here for you. This is hard stuff! PEACE
Judi Kirk
Friend
June 6, 2020
Rest in Power!
Gladys Rodriguez-Parker
Acquaintance
June 6, 2020
I taught with Carlo at Chandler Street Junior High from 1972-1982 and I have many fond memories of interacting with him. Cribbage games during lunch, talking baseball, working in support of political candidates and union activities brought us together often. I found myself learning from him as he would bring to the table insights I would never imagine. And, all that with a constant smile on his face. Rest In Peace, friend.
Ken Nosek
Coworker
June 6, 2020
Grace and Peace. Stuart and Deb Crose
Deborah Balentine
Friend
June 5, 2020
See you in Skye for a dram, my friend.
Fois agus sith
XXX
Catriona Young
Friend
June 5, 2020
I was so proud to meet you on the Isle of Islay Scotland, with Joyce on a wonderful sunny day
Moira Macgillivray
Friend
June 5, 2020
I never met Mr. Baldino but I looked forward to reading his "Keen Observations". His column appeared in the Telegram, and other websites were insightful, fostering conversation of a sorts, judging from the response from a loyal but faithful opposition, who never hesitated to frequently voice their disagreement with his positions on any subject.
To Carlo's family and friends, I would like to offer my sincere condolences at your loss. He was a light that has been extinguished.

R.I.P. Carlo Baldino
Stan Hilton
June 5, 2020
Rest In Peace, Carlo. Joyce, he was an extraordinary man, our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Jo Anne Shatkin and Christine Steinwand
Jo &Chris
June 5, 2020
Carlo, you've joined the ancestors. I hope your body, mind and soul are at peace. Rest well. Gloria D. Hall
Gloria D. Hall
Acquaintance
June 4, 2020
Having both my parents being teachers in the Worcester public school system, Carlo was a constant in my life growing up in Worcester. Carlo taught me to play cribbage on the grass in my parent's back yard during a year end teachers party held there. He knew so much and always wanted to know more. The last time I saw Carlo was at my Dad's funeral in 1999. I will always remember him. My sincere condolences to his family.
Mary M Keller (Mastroberti)
MARY KELLER
Friend
June 4, 2020
I believe he was my English teacher at Doherty in 1980. he and 3 other teachers would meet monthly at the Italian Kitchen on Shrewsbury st! my forte became grammar because of him!!!
Christine Pitula
June 4, 2020
Joyce, please accept my deep condolences at the loss of your beloved Carlos.
Wanda Jones
Acquaintance
June 3, 2020
My prayers and my sympathy is sent to Carlo's family and friends. I grew up with Carlo and as kids we were always playing baseball. As a matter of fact, Carlo threw a no hitter when he pitched for WSU. In our teens we double dated and had lots of fun and used go to on picnics with his parents in North Grafton.
He will be remembered for his outgoing personality and his willingness to speak out on issues affecting others.
John Monfredo
Friend
June 3, 2020
There are many superior teachers, but to have an educator of substance at the right time is of grand fortune. I was a 7th grade grade student at Chandler Jr. HS unknowingly unprepared for a Mr. Baldino instructed English class. I remember keenly my first class presentation, with his fair critique. There is no need to list my additions to my name, because I have been lucky to know who has been there with me to strive for such academic titles. I will proudly list the fourth as SCB (as in Student of). Thank you Mr. Baldino, with sincerest condolences to your family and friends, no doubt who are fellow students of Carlo Baldino impact.
RBL
Student
June 3, 2020
Joyce and family, Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Carlo was one of the most witty and intelligent men Id ever had an opportunity to talk with. Although its been years since Ive seen him, I would always look for his comments in the T&G fighting for the rights and justice for others.
You are in my prayers.
Sean Harris
Acquaintance
June 3, 2020
Mr. Baldino was my English teacher at North High in 1987. I can't even begin to describe how many times in my life I have encountered an opportunity to reference knowledge from lists of works of literature that he felt was important for us to know. More than 30 years later I can still quote MacBeth's "Tomorrow" soliloquy as if I had just spent the night before studying it word for word. Mr. Baldino left a lasting impression for which I'm truly grateful. I find it comforting having read his obituary that he didn't merely embrace cultures from the confines of his classroom, but experienced personally so much of what the world has to offer. My sympathies to Mr. Baldino's family and loved ones. My thoughts are with you.
Brian Duffey
Student
June 3, 2020
Joyce, someone said that some people come into our lives and quietly go. Others stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. Carlo left his footprints on both of our hearts. Allen and Tina Reid
First Name Name
Friend
June 3, 2020
To Joyce and the Baldino Family.
I am so sad to hear about Carl's passing. I did not have Carlo as a teacher at NHS, however, I most certainly learned alot from him in several conversations with Carlo on line. Carlo was truly a good man. At times he infuriated me because he was such a worthy adversary in a discussion, and I will truly miss my online Friend. Until we are able to continue our conversations... RIP Carlo.
Bill Brazeau
Friend
June 3, 2020
Mr. Baldino was my English teacher at North High in 1998. He poured valuable knowledge into our minds about the greatest novels ever written and why they were important to our society. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. He left a mark on his students. I wish his family comfort at this time.
Rebecca Carenzo
Student
June 2, 2020
Thanks for caring about people. RIP
Ron Law
Friend
June 2, 2020
Our sincere sympathy to Joyce and family. I worked with Carlo at North High School, and had a lots of good memories with him in the past. God bless him and I will keep him in my prayers. Love, Tom and Doug
Thomas McCarthy
Coworker
June 2, 2020
Billy and the Baldino Family, Many memories growing up with the Baldino's and the attic. Carlo was always such a gentleman and model for us that grew up around him. The attic was a place that we hung around and sometimes drove Carlo crazy but he always stood tall and put us back into our places. My thoughts and prayers to Mrs Baldino , Billy and the Baldino Family.
Frank Savastano
Friend
June 2, 2020
Dear Joyce and family: We send our sincere sympathy to you on the loss of Carlo. He was such a vibrant part of our community and it was a pleasure to have met him over the years. Peace to you. Vincent and Denise Bilotta

Vincent and Denise Bilotta
Acquaintance
June 2, 2020
i always looked forward to a Letter to the Editor or a commentary in the Telegram by Mr. Baldino. He truly was a man of his word. Condolences to the family.
Don Frabotta
June 2, 2020
To Joyce and family. We have many fond memories of family gatherings with all our Italian cousins. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace

Diane Cornacchioli Adamowicz
Carolyn Cornacchioli Hamilton
Fran Cornacchioli
Diane Adamowicz
Family
June 2, 2020
My condolences to Carlo's family. He was a classmate of mine at Worcester State and we had corresponded more recently as I followed his blogs.
Tom Renihan
June 2, 2020
I worked with Carlo at North High School. My condolence to Carlos family at a very sad time.
Lynn Couture
Coworker
June 2, 2020
Joyce,Michael,Billy and family .please accept my deepest condolence. Carlo was a good guy ,who was courageous standing up for what he believed in. I am so pleased that he and I connected in later life. Whether,it was lunch,on the phone,texting or FB it was great fun interacting with him.
He spoke very warmly about his family,Billy,Michael(always with pride when mentioning you) and Joyce,he spoke of you with great love.
May God's Love and Peace sustain you during these sad times. Cugino Lou
Louis Cornacchioli
Family
June 2, 2020
Sending our love and prayers to Joyce, family and friends. Carlo's humor, wisdom and strength were a blessing to us all.
Heather and Glen Haley/Harris
Friend
June 2, 2020
Sorry for your loss. A great conversationalist.
Howard Bottomly
June 2, 2020
You will be forever missed, but never forgotten. We love you Mr. C.
Keith and Al Toney
Friend
June 1, 2020
You will be greatly missed Carlo. I loved your energy and keen observation. Rest well.
Debbie Hall
June 1, 2020
Joyce..so sorry for your loss..may Carl's memory be a blessing
Maddy Entel
Friend
June 1, 2020
He was my teacher in 1976 at Chandler St. Jr. High. I have good memories of him. He made a difference. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Rest peacefully Mr. Baldino.
Paula
Student
June 1, 2020
Thank you for your wisdom and words. You have impacted many.
Laurie Abernathy
June 1, 2020
we lived next door many years ago fantastic man along with his wife.We always had a laugh when we got together he will be missed Dave and Sue
dave krevosky sue ma
Neighbor
June 1, 2020
R.i.p Mr Baldino you was a great teacher at Norh high
Donna Walley
Student
June 1, 2020
My English teacher back in 1985- he always was rooting for me to better- RIP Mr Baldino. Prayers to the family
Kim
Student
June 1, 2020
Very sorry for the Baldino family. Our prayers are with you
Jim & Marcia Gusha
Friend
June 1, 2020
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