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Frederick J Baxter

March 11, 1931 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 90)


Monson-Frederick J. Baxter, 90, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022.  Fred was born in Grays, Essex, England and immigrated to the United States with his wife and three young children in 1966.  He had a vast and interesting work career from the Mercantile Navy working on Orient Lines cruise ships, textile manufacturing including a position of VP of Manufacturing for Johnson and Johnson.  Upon his retirement from the manufacturing, he and his wife Margaret owned and operated Baxter's Echo Hill Orchard in Monson for many years.  Fred enjoyed spending the winter months in the Florida Keys before returning to Monson to be with family.

Frederick was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Margaret J. Baxter in 2018.  He leaves his daughters, Sarah A. Baxter and her husband Barry Bedward of Monson, Louise C. Fleck and her husband Michael of Loris, SC.; a son, Nicholas M. Baxter and his wife Toni of Conway, SC; five grandchildren, Nicholas Jr, Amanda, Eric, Margaret and Mark and six great grandchildren.  He also leaves his nephew and best friend Peter Wilson and family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dakin Humane Society, PO Box 6307 Springfield, MA 01101.

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Dakin Humane Society
PO Box 6307, Springfield MA 01101
Tel: 1-413-548-9898

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