Alfred Thomas Baird, 93, of 224 Chace St., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2012, in his home.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Margaret M. (Gebhardt) Baird, and their six children: Karen A. Gage and her husband, Alan of Clinton, Rosemary Mack and her husband, Dan of Laconia, NH, Allen T. Baird and his wife Eileen, of Wilbraham, Brian A. Baird and his fiancé, Sally Willkens of Sterling, Christopher J. Baird and his wife, Peggy of Clinton, and Daniel P. Baird and his wife, Patricia of Princeton; a sister, Anna Crossman of Clinton; thirteen grandchildren: Sean, Ryan, Timothy, Julie, Brendan, Kevin, Matthew, Stacy, Alexandra, Nicholas, David, Peter & Philip. Nine brothers, Thomas, William, Francis, Clarence, Govan, John, Edward, Wilfred & David Baird and one sister, Barbara Berry, predeceased him.
Alfred was born and raised in Clinton, son of Thomas and Annie (LaFountain) Baird, and was a life-long resident. He attended local schools, and was a US Air Corps Veteran of WWII. Prior to the War, he had served with the Army National Guard for several years.
A talented carpenter and mason, Alfred founded Baird Brothers Construction with his sons Brian and Christopher, retiring in 1990. Prior to working alongside his sons, he had been employed for many years at several construction firms in the area.
He was a member of the former Our Lady of the Rosary Church, and St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish.
A dedicated family man, Alfred enjoyed the many accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, and relished time spent with his loving wife in their company. Alfred was an avid gardener and loved to share the fruits of his labor with family and friends.
Alfred’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will follow in Reservoir Pines Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.