DUDLEY – Alvin N. “Al” Baker, 73, died Friday, October 20, 2017 at home after being stricken ill. His wife of almost 18 years, Cynthia A. “Cindy” (Fontaine) Baker, died on August 25, 2016.
He leaves 2 daughters, Justine L. Wilga of Webster and Michelle J. Choquette and her husband Raymond of Dudley; 5 grandchildren, Matthew McConnell and his wife Holly, Brianna Oroszko, Evan Wilga, Krystal Fontaine and Garrett Wilga; 3 great-grandchildren, Jordon, Brooklyn and Emma Rose; 4 siblings, Pauline Baker of N. Grosvenordale, CT, H. Russell Baker, Jr. of Southington, CT, Deborah Carlieil of Greenfield, MA and Kay Sargent of Canandaigua, NY; nephews, nieces and many friends.
He was born on July 4, 1944 in Putnam, CT and raised in Oxford, the son of Harry R. Baker, Sr. and Rena M. (Barton) Baker and lived in Webster and Dudley for most of his life. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1962.
Mr. Baker first worked at Rogers Corporation in Rogers, CT in several capacities, including machine operator and custodial engineer. He then worked for the Town of Dudley Water Department for 25 years before he retired.
Al loved to go to flea markets and yard sales. He always had a friendly smile and liked finding a “great bargain.” He was an ardent fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 25, at 10:00 AM in Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 E. Main Street, Webster. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 24, in the funeral home. Donations in his name may be made to Harrington Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Sayles Street, Southbridge, MA 01550. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home.