1942 – 2019
Putnam – Richard “Butchy” Baer, 76, of Woodstock Ave., died Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at UMASS University Hospital. He was the loving husband of Doris (Morin) Baer. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Merrill and Theresa (Rathenburg) Baer.
On October 1, 1966, at St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale he was united in marriage to the former Doris Morin.
Mr. Baer worked at Hale Manufacturing for over twenty years until its closing. Then he went to work for the Putnam Public Schools where he retired. Butchy enjoyed drawing and building model cars and airplanes.
Richard is survived by his wife of 53 years Doris Baer; a son, Richard “Ricky” Baer and his wife Kristen of Woodstock;his siblings, Douglas Baer and Theresa Benzie both of Danielson; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside is being planned in the future. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.