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Edward Draper Baker
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“Our condolences and prayers for your comfort during this sad time. the Leach Family - Smithfield, RI ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to learn of Edward's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Vicki Rinne - Carolina, RI

“Love that sunset story. So very Edward. For which we were all the richer. Thanks for sharing, Deb. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Katie Boardman - Cooperstown, NY

“My favorite Edward memory . . . at the ALHFAM fall board meeting in Kansas City in 2016 Edward insisted that we all delay our dinner reservation and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Deb Arenz - Lincoln, NE

“Ed's legacy and the memories that he gave each of us will keep his spirit of history and community alive... in our communities too. May we all be Ed. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Lauren Muney - Baltimore, MD

“Of the many wonderful memories I have of Edward, the one that always makes me smile was singing cowboy songs with him on the long bus rides home...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Texel - NJ

“Edward was always a gentleman. I never heard him speak ill of anyone. He was patient and kind to all he met and went out of us way to make others...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Dickson - Choctaw, OK

“Many wonderful years of knowing Edward as a colleague through ALHFAM. Was remembering today the workshop that we co-taught in Newfoundland (in the...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Katie Boardman - Cooperstown, NY

“I came to know Edward through Dave. He has spoken of him so often throughout the past year and what an amazing amazing person he knew him to be. ...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“It is with great appreciation to be a cousin of Eddie's that I offer my most heartfelt condolences and offer prayers for peace and love to surround...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Eric and I are holding you and your family in a group hug. Lovely to have such a big support group...Edward will be so missed. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: rebecca and eric edwards - MA

“Offering my sincere condolences to the Family, may you find comfort from the encouraging words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Offering my sincere condolences to the Family, may you find comfort from the encouraging words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Edward's Mystic Seaport family will remember him fondly. He was a good friend and colleague. We will miss him. My family and I send our love to Carol...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Paul O'Pecko - Westerly, RI


Edward was born on April 20, 1949 and passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Edward was a resident of Ashaway, Rhode Island at the time of passing.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Juniata College and a master's degree from Penn State University.

Edward's life will be celebrated in a memorial service, in the manner of Friends, on Saturday, November 18 at 4 pm at the Westerly Chorus Hall, 119 High St, Westerly, RI 02891 with reception to follow..

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Edward's name to the Westerly Friends Memorial Fund, 57 Elm St, Westerly, RI 02891 or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. Jochen Lorch (Thyroid Center / Jochen Lorch in the memo line), 450 Brookline Ave., Dana 2136, Boston MA 02115.

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