LEOMINSTER- It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Randolph W. Baker, affectionately known as Randy, on November 21, 2023. Born in Canso, NS, Canada on February 22, 1952, Randolph was a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on everyone he encountered. He was a dedicated HVAC technician for Heywood Hospital for 28 years, before his retirement he had previously worked for Digital for 20 years, a testament to his commitment and work ethic. Despite residing in Leominster, Massachusetts, Randolph had also lived in Royalston for several years and Gardner for 20 years.
Randolph was a man of varied interests; an avid musician who was active in the local music community, he also held a pilot's license. His love for the skies extended to his pastime of flying RC airplanes. A keen fisherman, he found joy and tranquility in nature. As the famous saying goes, "Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price." – Amelia Earhart. This perfectly encapsulates Randolph's zest for life and adventure.
Randolph leaves behind a loving son and his wife, Frank (Stacey) Baker: his two brothers and their wives Ron (Jane) Baker, and Paul (Brenda) Baker; and his sister and her husband, Liza (Paul) Stacy. He was also a proud grandfather to Amelia and Myles Baker. Randolph was predeceased by his beloved wife Priscilla Baker, his parents Gordon and June Baker, and his brother Richard Baker.
Calling hours for Randolph will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm in the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 01475. As we mourn the loss of Randolph, we celebrate his extraordinary life and the joy he brought to those around him.
A celebration of Randy's life will be held in the spring, the date and time will be announced on our website at a later date.
To leave an online condolence please visit, www.stone-ladeau.com
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, funeral directors.