Obituaries

Baldwin, Keith

June 27th, 2011

Keith G. Baldwin, fondly known as “Harvey” to his family and friends, died unexpectedly at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, he was 56 years old.

Harvey was born on February 7, 1955, in Winchester, MA, he was the cherished son of the late Charles and Annie (Lynch) Baldwin. Harvey grew up in Wilmington, MA and was a graduate of Wilmington High School, he went on to further his education at Northeastern University in Boston, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Soon after graduation, Harvey moved to New Hampshire, where he resided for over 30 years, he loved living in ski country.

Harvey started his career as a social worker for the juvenile system, but his passion for skiing took his career in another direction. Harvey got into retail sales first at Sunshine Sports and then for Sport Loft and Surf Side Pools in both Amherst, NH and Chelmsford, MA, with his great personality and love of the sport of skiing, he was a natural in the sales department. Harvey also worked expanded his career and love for skiing while working at Crochetd Mountain in Bennington, NH, as well as Temple Mountain. He also ran the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Ski Race throughout New England, where a good time was had by all.

Harvey loved people and enjoyed having a good time, whether is was skiing, mountain biking, swimming, listening to music, or going to concerts with his family and friends, he was a lot of fun to be with. Harvey also played hockey with the guys for many years and was a huge Boston Sports Fan, he took in many Bruins, Patriots, and Red Sox Games over the years.

Most of all Harvey enjoyed his family and loved them unconditionally; he was a great dad and grandfather, he loved watching his children grow through the years and become the wonderful adults and successful skiers they are today. He especially loved being with his grandchildren, Bella and Cole, they truly brightened his day. He was a wonderful brother and uncle who grew up in a tight knit family and would do anything for them.

Harvey will be fondly remembered for his great smile, infectious laugh, and his devotion to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed.

Harvey was the devoted father of Sheena G. Baldwin and Tyler C. Baldwin, husband of Carol A. (Russo) Baldwin all of Greenfield, NH, loving “Papa Harvey” of Bella and Cole Starr, dear brother of Karen Scott and Kim Baldwin both of Wilmington, Ken Baldwin and his wife Claire of Lee, NH, beloved uncle of Heather Godhino and her husband Frank, Kevin Scott and his wife Shireen, Hannah Baldwin, Sam Baldwin, Brendan and Justin Knickle, Amanda and Alicia Russo, Michelle, Danielle, and Eric Russo, Jen, Stephanie, and Jacob Piantedosi, and Rebbecca Tables, son-in-law of the late Rudy and Grace Russo of Wilmington, Harvey is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, and countless friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday, June 29th from 3-9 p.m.

Memorial donations in Harvey’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Catholic Medical Center, Philanthropy Dept., 100 McGregor Street, Manchester, NH 03102, Attn: Keri Degen.

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27 Entries in Guest Book for “Baldwin, Keith”

  1. susan (pearson) mcmahon says:

    I was so sad to hear of the passing of Harvey, my heart and prayers go out to you all. My memories of him are of someone so full of laughter, life and the love of living life to the fullest.

  2. Mark Richards says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our good friend Harvey. Our most recent memories of him are at the Old Man of the Mountain Hockey Tournament in Conway, NH. He loved to be on the bench to “Coach” his “unwilling and incapable hockey player friends only to retire to the parking lot for a few sociables.” Harvey will be missed

  3. Sarah Riker says:

    I was so lucky to have net such a wonderful man as Harvey. I am so sad to hear about his passing and my heart goes out to the many people he touched with his kind words, generous heart, and amazing sense of humor. He will truly be missed.

  4. Sheena Baldwin says:

    You were more than my dad, you were my best friend. What am I going to do without you, Daddy? You’re the only one who knows how to make me smile when I want to cry. You solve all my problems, always giving the best advice, whether I wanted to admit it or not, you were all too often right. I will miss everything about you, but mostly the way you hugged me. Thank you for loving me so much and thank you for giving me an amazing sense of humor and the confidence to use it. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you. I love you. Now. And forever.

  5. Jeff Hartley says:

    I am deeply saddened. I will miss my father, mentor, friend and brother. I’m very grateful that I made it a point to spend a wonderful day with him on my last visit back east. Many treasured memories are left from a great man. I’m so grateful to have had such a wonderful person bless my life.

    You will be missed, but I will always remember.

  6. Roger Luby says:

    We are all going to miss you Harvey, in a big way.
    You were a true friend.
    Love
    Roger

  7. Ed Leary and Bonnie Hebsch says:

    Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed by all. All the good ones pass on way too early, we could not of asked for a better friend. We will miss you and all the times we had..

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to.. Sheena, the grand kids, Tyler, Carol and your family..

    Harvey always offered his friendship to all.. We have sweet memories for a life time….

  8. Gary Downey says:

    Harvey,

    I have endless good memories hanging around with you, it must be about 46 years of watching and appreciating your character. I must mention a few that your friends and family will enjoy.

    Your characters at halloween parties, my favorite being John Belushi’s Samurai at the Wilmington hall. Or at a weekend camp out party in Troy, NH where you were wearing the watermellon skin in 90 degree heat. And I can’t forget when you and the family came up tp New Brunswick, Canada and we were all floating on tubes down the Mispek river. After which we walked the dirt road back to my fathers and you found a discarded bra in the dirt, that you proudly wore back as a cap with a chin strap. I loved it all, you were a bright spot in my life.

    Thank You Harv, I will never forget.

    Love, Gary Downey

  9. Heather Godinho says:

    Uncle Harv,
    I can’t begin to explain how much I already miss you. I miss our Harv/Heath banter everytime we saw each other, your smile, and most of all….your laugh. You were like a father to me, and I will always be grateful for all you have done for me. I will never ever forget you and I will love you always. Reast Easy Uncle.
    Love
    Heather

  10. Ron & Terri Oliveira says:

    You are a person who will be missed by many,many people you have touched in your life. But most of all your robust contagoius laugh will be missed most. I’d be in my backyard and here that laugh

  11. Kevin Scott says:

    Uncle Harv,

    The world has lost a special person. You were like a father to me growing up and I appreciate all you did for me as a kid, and thru my years of growing up. I cannot even explain the void that I already feel knowing that you are gone. I will be there for your kids and family for wahtever they need, just as you were for me when my father pased on. I still hear your laugh every day and will never forget the good times we had. Rest peacefully Uncle Harv.

  12. Mike F says:

    In a short year you’ve become one of my best friends. You will be missed here. I Love You Harv
    Rest In Peace My Brother.

  13. Lucille and Al says:

    We have known Harvey for a long time. He always had a smile and could make you laugh. He really enjoyed getting together with family and friends for birthdays,weddings,anniversaries,etc.
    Our prayers are with all the family.
    Love,
    Al and Lucille and family

  14. Rick,Kim, Jesse & Kylie Willard says:

    Our Hearts and prayers go out to you all.Havey will be missed by so many.I am so glad that we got to know such a wonderful person.RIP Harvey

  15. Beertha A. McLoon says:

    My sincere sympathy to all of you. I had not spoken with Harvey for several years. We go back to
    the Surfside Pool days. He loved his children so much and always looked forward to going up to
    see Sheena at Plymouth. He was thrilled to have Isabella. Always enjoyed his Wilmington
    nights. Loved life.

  16. Helen Stankelis & Joe Shackford says:

    Harvey; We will miss you so much. Our sympathy to your family. Our grandkids will miss their Papa Harvey too. You will always be in our thoughts. Rest In Peace Our Friend. Also Barb White says hi, and she misses you to.

  17. Greg Coolidge says:

    Sheila and I were very sad to learn of Harvey’s passing. I first met Harv in the 5th grade, many years ago. I fondly remember summer evenings at Angie’s beach on Silver Lake with a group of us in early high school days. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with his entire family.

    Greg and Sheila Coolidge

  18. Jenn & Kenz says:

    I only met Harvey once but My Daughter Loved him, she would go to his house to swim with her Auntie & Uncle Matt. Sorry to his family and friends I know that he’ll be greatly missed and was loved by everyone whos heart he touched. <3 you dont forget to say hi to Mal for us! Kenzie says there is a spot in the moon so you can watch us all.

  19. Stephen Amos says:

    Harvey,
    Thanks for all the fun times we had in Greenfield while I lived there for the 7 years of fun filled week ends, Blue B Ques and Firepit Parties. Your infectious laugh is still as resonant now in my ears to this day even here in Scotland. You will be missed by many that is for sure but none more than your family and old pals. My condolences to all you left behind that will be grieving your loss but you made a lot of people laugh that’s for sure. I’ll raise a glass or two to celebrate your life. Yours Aye,
    Stephen Amos, Melrose, Scotland.

  20. Terry and Feline Horne says:

    Our thoughts are with you at this time of profound sorrow. Be assured that your tears are not unnoticed by the Creator of life. Although your deep pain will not easily disappear, praying to God will bring comfort to you as you grieve. The Bible tells us that God is “healing the broken-hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spot”. God promises to comfort us in all our tribulations and He will comfort you at this most difficult time.

  21. Kevin Douglas says:

    Dear family, I am sorry for your loss. May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalms 34;18)

  22. Michael Wolley says:

    Harvey was a doll! I was one of his hockey playing pals, his Veal parmagana was the key to having hours of late night ice time for all of us. Love you Harvey, loved the way you moved around all the different circles in you life. My heart goes out to Carol and the kids. Your guy was special.

  23. Jeanne (Birkenbach) Gill says:

    Carol,
    My heart goes out to you & your family. Even though we don’t see each other ofen I always remember our high school years. He was always a wonderfull person. Remember all the good times, it helps through the tough times.
    Jeanne Birkenbach

  24. The Gigliotti Family says:

    We were saddened to hear about Harvey. May special memories and good times remembered be a part of your healing. In high school Harvey was an all around good person towards everyone.

    Chuck, Maryann L., Florence B. and Joanie K.

  25. Sheena Baldwin says:

    Twenty days gone.
    Feels far too long.
    My world so shaken.
    It all just seems so wrong.

    My heart is aching.
    My spirit breaking.
    How do I move on?

    I close my eyes.
    I see your face.
    Brings me back,
    to a happy place.

    But I can’t hear your voice.
    I can’t feel your touch.
    The emptiness engulfs me,
    an overpowering rush.

    I miss your laugh.
    I miss our fun.
    How do I move on?

    How do I move on,
    from this awful mess.
    The times we had,
    they were the best.

    The highs were high,
    the lows weren’t there.
    We lived our lives,
    Without a care.

    But the highs are all over.
    The joys are all gone.
    How do I move on?
    How do I move on?

    I MISS YOU.

  26. Patti Poloian Park says:

    Dear Carol and family,
    I was shocked to read about Harvey’s passing. I can’t believe where the time has gone, and probably the last time I saw him was at our 25th Class Reunion. It was great talking with him, and seeing other friends from the class of 1973. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Take care.

  27. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    Carol & Family,
    My heart breaks for you at the loss of Harvey…I was shocked to hear the news…I have such fond memories of our Class of ‘73…of you and Harve…He will be missed…

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