February 25, 2024

Donald E. Baptiste


Donald E. Baptiste, 74, passed away on the morning of November 16, 2023, at his home in Rehoboth. He was the husband of Carol (Hannigan) Baptiste for 53 years. 

Born in Taunton, MA on October 15,1949, he was the son of the late John and Ida (Cardoza) Baptiste. He grew up in Taunton, graduating from Taunton High School. He furthered his education at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Roger Williams College and held a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He served as a member of the Army National Guard in the early 1970’s. 

Don retired as Director of Facilities Operations from Sturdy Memorial Hospital in 2006. 

After retiring, Don and Carol wintered in Florida.  Don was an avid reader of science fiction, and The Blanding Library kept him well supplied when home in Rehoboth  

In addition to his wife, Don is survived by his daughter Christine Baptiste-LaMothe and her husband Rick of Berkley. He also leaves behind his brother Jack of Falmouth, sister Joan (Baptiste) Burke of Swansea and several nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his sister Florence B. Furtado and brothers, Edward P. Baptiste and Paul M. Baptiste.

The family would like to thank the oncology department at The Miriam Hospital Lifespan Cancer Institute for their care throughout this journey.

At Dons' request, services were omitted.  Memorial donations in Don's memory may be made to Friends of the Blanding Library, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth MA 02769 or the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at www.Cholangiocarcinoma.org.

For full obituary or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com

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