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John G. Barden

May 9, 1940 — December 8, 2020

TEMPLETON – John G. “Jake” Barden, 80, of 107 Elm Street, Baldwinville died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

He was born in Gardner on May 9, 1940, son of the late John and Delma (Couillard) Barden and was a 1959 graduate of Narragansett Regional High School.  Following his graduation, Jake proudly served in the United States Army for four years.

Jake was the first mechanic in the Town of Templeton.  He was employed by the Town of Templeton for 21 years as a mechanic and also worked 15 years for Huhtala Oil Co.  He was a member of American Legion Post #373 of Baldwinville, Gardner Fish and Gun Club, Polish American Citizens Club (PACC) of Gardner and was a longtime member of Otter River Sportsmen’s Club.  Jake enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially enjoyed working on his old cars and attending car shows.

He will be remembered as a kind, gentle man, who was widely loved and respected.

His wife, Elaine (Priest) Barden, died in 2000.  He leaves four children, Marion Strait and her husband Ed of Templeton, John B. Barden of Gardner, Scott Barden of Winchendon and Tracy Barden Delvalle and her husband Roberto of Gardner; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Charlie Staples in 1987.

Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Monday, December 14, 2020 from 4 to 7 P.M.  Masks and social distancing are required.

Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Templeton will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Templeton Fire Department Rescue Squad, 2 School Street, Baldwinville, MA 01436.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

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Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home

343 Central St, Winchendon, MA 01475

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