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    2013-07-14 Worcester Fire Lt. John V. Baudin Retired

    John V. Baudin, 69
    WORCESTER - John V. Baudin, 69, of Worcester, a retired lieutenant in the Worcester Fire Department, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at his home after an illness.
    He leaves his wife of 42 years, Karen E. (Chalmers) Baudin; two sons, John M. Baudin and his wife Joanne and Terrence P. Baudin and his wife Megan, all of Worcester; a daughter, Kathleen E. Baudin of Braintree; three granddaughters, Kileigh, Elizabeth and Anna Baudin of Worcester; a sister, Mary E. Clark, her husband Roger of Worcester and their family; and many cousins, including Elizabeth Goodwin of Worcester and Maureen Coghlin and her husband Edwin of Shrewsbury.
    John was born in Webster, son of John E. and Elizabeth A. (Moran) Baudin. He lived most of his life in Worcester.
    John was a 1962 graduate of St. John's High School. He later graduated from the New England Institute in Boston and Quinsigamond Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era.
    John was appointed to the Worcester Fire Department in 1971. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1980 and retired in 2005, after 34 years as a firefighter. He also worked for the Mass. Dept. of Fire Services in Stow from 1981 through 2012. John was also a licensed embalmer for many years.
    John was a member of Worcester Firefighters Local 1009 and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish.
    He was a longtime volunteer at Immaculate Conception Church. He was a World War II history buff and enjoyed traveling aboard cruise ships.
    Calling hours are Wednesday, July 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Thursday, July 18 from the funeral home with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 25 Fales St., Worcester. John's brother-in-law, Rev. H. Edward Chalmers, will be the principal celebrant. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Worcester Firefighters Ramp Gang, in care of The United Way, 484 Main St., Worcester 01608

    Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from July 14 to July 16, 2013
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