Alden Ames Baker, 94, lifelong resident of Buzzards Bay, died peacefully on August 24, 2012 surrounded by his family. He and his loving wife Barbara had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Baker graduated from Bourne High School and worked on the Cape Cod Canal until the start of World War II. He married his sweetheart and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. His eighty three foot cutter was sent to Omaha Beach and was responsible for the highest number of rescues during the D-Day invasion. Following the war he travelled the Cape while working for CW Douglas Auto Parts Store.
He was a member of the Dewitt Clinton Masonic Lodge and enjoyed fishing, boating and golfing. He was always kindhearted and ready with a joke.
Alden joins his late daughter Barbara Baker-Clark and son-in-law Perley Johnson in heaven.
Alden is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Carol Johnson and her husband Ken Harding of Monument Beach, Grandson David Clark of Dagsboro, DE and wife Tracy and Great Grandchildren David Jr. and Allyson. He also leaves Grandson Matthew Johnson and his wife Ehrin and Great Grandson Ellery of Wakefield, MA .
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Cape Cod Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 12 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne MA. Burial will be at Oakland Grove Cemetery in Bourne.