Alden Ames Baker

October 26, 1917August 24, 2012

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.


  • Visitation Friday, August 31, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 31, 2012

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Sally & Mike Gibbs

September 3, 2012

Carol & Family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family as friends and neighbors.
Alden was a joy to talk to, and will be missed. Godspeed friend.
Mike & Sally Gibbs and family

Faith Shores

September 1, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Alden's passing. I have great memories of Alden and my father quohogging and oystering. I remember him always smiling,laughing and telling long funny stories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sallie& Dick Butler

August 31, 2012

Barbara, Carol and Families. God be with you all as He is with Alden and Barbie. Alden was a very special person, in his life... . Please live on with the oh so many memories he has left you all with. Alden sits at the right hand of God and will watch over you. With our prayers and sympathy.

Scott Facchetti

August 31, 2012

I always loved my tax appointments when I was able to listen to Alden's stories. I've missed seeing him for sometime now and know he is finally at peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara and the entire family.

Charles Coombs

August 28, 2012

Bro Baker.
Wishing you safe travels to the celestial lodge above.

August 28, 2012

Nanny, Carol and Family ~
So sorry to hear about Grampie....I loved chatting with him (and Nannie) whenever I had the opportunity to come up there to visit. I'm sure he's peaceful now and watching over all of you. Love you all and may God comfort you in this time of need.

Mike, Patti & Family

August 28, 2012

Carol, Matt & Family,
Sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sorrowful time.

Helen O'Brien

August 28, 2012

Barbara, Carol and family....I am so sorry to hear of Alden's passing...he was truly such a gentleman and I so enjoyed everytime he came into the office...may he rest in peace.....

Nina Haskell

August 28, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bob Parady

August 28, 2012

Carol and family,

My most sincere condolences on the passing of Alden. He was a truly wonderful gentleman.