Alan “Hopper” J. Baldwin, 69, of Hudson, Ma, passed away peacefully, on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Framingham Union Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health. He leaves his beloved wife of over 46 years, Karen M. (Cole) Baldwin.
He is also survived by his children, Steven Baldwin, Stacey Baldwin and Scott Baldwin along with Kelly and Mark Baldwin; sisters, Pam Matte and Maureen LeBlanc and her husband Paul; grandchildren, Austin and Dylan Baldwin, Rebecca, Brian and Laura Pittman; mother in law Ruth Cole; and many sister in laws, brother in laws, nieces and nephews.
Alan was born in Lowell, MA, on July 12, 1949, the son of the late Ellsworth J. and Rita (O’Brien) Baldwin. Alan graduated from Lowell High School and later met the love of his life Karen M. (Cole) Baldwin, eventually marrying on September 13, 1972; embarking on a 46-year journey of love and support together. Shortly after they moved to Maynard, where they resided briefly before moving to Marlborough and eventually settling in Hudson, MA, where they still currently resided.
Alan was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed many activities such as fishing, hunting, camping and working in his yard. He cherished his time with his grandchildren and especially loved teaching them how to fish at Tripps Pond and vacationing on Lake Winnipesauke. He was a lifelong Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan and also enjoyed watching reruns of his favorite sitcoms such as the Three Stooges. Alan had a giant heart and loved all animals, sharing his home with the many dogs and pets that he adopted through his life.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at TIGHE HAMILTON REGIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA; immediately followed by a Celebration of His Life at 5 p.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made in his name to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 http://www.diabetes.org/