Ronald R. Baldi



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Ronald R. Baldi

  • BORN: April 5, 1938
  • DIED: June 8, 2017
  • LOCATION: Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Ronald R. Baldi 79, of Old Saybrook passed away after a brief illness at Yale- New Haven Hospital on June 8, 2017 He was born in Hartford, April 5, 1938, son of the late Raymond J. Baldi and Yolanda (Gabianelli) Baldi ,he leaves behind several cousins, family and many friends. Ron graduated Old Saybrook High School in 1956, he worked as a union mason for several years before becoming Highway Superintendent for the Town of Old Saybrook, which later became the Public Works Director, he retired from that position in 1998. Former First Selectman Barbara Maynard commented "I had the best people to work with for 16 years, we had Town Road Foreman Ron Baldi, who was a Fire Chief, who was born and brought up here, he knew everyone and every road, every hydrant every pothole." He joined the Old Saybrook Fire Dept on May, 2nd, 1960 working his way through the ranks until he was elected as Fire Chief January 3, 1973 and continuing for 10 years. During his tenure as Fire Chief the age to join was lowered from 21 to 18 and in 1979 the membership was opened to women. On January 2, 2002 he was elected to serve as President of the Fire Company a position he still holds after 15 years. In 2010 Chief Baldi was honored at a special banquet recognizing his 50 years of service to the Fire Department and to the Town of Old Saybrook. Past Chief Baldi took a special interest in maintenance and upkeep of the Fire Department owned property called "Fireman's Field" on Elm Street. Purchased in 1960, with facilities constructed over the years by its members. In recent years the banquet hall was named in his honor. Most mornings you could find Past Chief Baldi in front of the firehouse occupying the bench with his friends affectionately known as the "Day Shift" laughing and discussing the world problems. Visitation will held on Thursday, June 15th from 6-8pm at Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St. Centerbrook. Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at St. John's Church, 161 Main St. Old Saybrook at 10am. Ron will be laid to rest next to his parents in Riverside Cemetery. Donations in Ron's memory may be made to the Old Saybrook Fire Co. #1, 310 Main St., Old Saybrook, Ct, 06475. To share a memory of Ron please visit www.rwwfh.com.
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Visitation
  • Thursday, June 15
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home
  • 34 Main Street
  • Centerbrook, CT 06409
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Mass of Christian Burial
  • Friday, June 16
    10:00 AM
  • St. John's Catholic Church
  • Main St
  • Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Interment
  • Friday June 16
  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Sheffield Street
  • Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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“ I worked with Ron through Old Saybrook FD for years providing nameplates for the fire department. When Ed called me my heart sank. May your soul,...Read More »

Posted by: JoAnn Denzler - Cincinnati, OH

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