Lawrence D. Baker

January 5, 1942January 5, 2021

Lawrence D. Baker of Norwell passed away on January 5, 2021. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Lawrence D. and Alice (Kelly) Baker. He grew up spending the summers in Scituate with his many cousins at the family’s home on Seaview Ave.. A “double eagle” graduate of BC High and BC, Larry wore many hats. He was a loving son, devoted nephew, respected businessman of many years at Digital Equipment Corporation, a sailor, skier, fisherman, swing dancer, and blues harmonica player. He loved adventuring with his dogs and hosting family Christmas gatherings. He was a member of the Satuit Boat Club and Scituate Harbor Yacht Club. His wonderful friends remember his great sense of humor and continue to steal his lines. But his favorite hat of all was being a father to his daughter Lauren, the light of his life.

He will be deeply missed by Lauren L. Baker and her mother Patricia Baker of Scituate, and cousins Ann Manzelli, Joanna Manzelli, Emily Manzelli and Eileen McDonough. He was the eldest of cousins Andrew, Patricia, Michael, Peter, and Chris Murphy; Eileen, Susan, David, Kathleen, and Jerry Lyons; Kevin, Joseph, Judith, Michelle, John, and Barry Kelly; James and the late Peter Kelley; Timothy, Mary, Kathy, and Frances Kelley; and the late John McDonough. A memorial service will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.


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Becky Barrett

January 21, 2021

I remember many fun days skiing with Larry, but the memory I love most is the time he took me to a place in Cambridge and we danced for hours to reggae music, a first for me. And he always talked about his daughter Lauren, she was the light of his life.

Jane Puffer

January 20, 2021

Dear Lauren,
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I worked with your dad at Digital Equipment Corporation and was part of a DEC ski house in Killington in the 1980’s. I remember that your dad was so excited when he could bring you up to Killington and ski with you for the weekend. Your dad was a wonderful person and I will always remember his sense of humor and one liners. He will be deeply missed.
With sympathy,
Jane Puffer

Ann Manzelli

January 18, 2021

I am grateful that I got to know Larry as and adult. Growing up, he was my older cousin among many other cousins closer in age. So although we had family, Scituate and Cambridge in common, we were as they say, ships passing in the night. Aunt Jo brought us together. Larry would pick Jo up at the nursing home and bring her to his house to help decorate the Christmas tree. He would invite Lauren, some friends and Eileen and me. Jo delighted in the outing. Of course Larry, ever the manger, would delegate all the tasks--from getting the tree off the back porch to putting it in the stand to putting the lights on and last but not least carefully placing the heirloom ornaments, that Jo had purchased years ago down Filene's basement, in the proper spots. Larry sat back and directed. Jo just smiled. Holiday get togethers soon followed Larry was a skilled blues harmonica player and would bring over the harmonicas to play on Christmas Eve. Whether it was playing music, swing dancing, skiing or sailing, Larry was a true Renaissance man.
Thanks for the Christmas memories!

Chris Murphy

January 17, 2021

Hi Lauren, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many memories sailing with Peter and Larry in Scituate. Such fun times. Larry will be missed. Chris

Andrew Murphy Jr

January 7, 2021

Lauren, I am saddened to hear of your dads passing. I have many fond memories of our summers in Scituate soo many years ago. I remember his love of the ocean particularly winter sailing in the harbor. He was a hearty soul. I will miss my cousin. His passing leaves me as the eldest of the Kelly cousins which is now a sad distinction.