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Mr. Ronald Baker

December 7, 1949 — November 14, 2023

WATERTOWN – Ronald Baker, age 73, of Watertown passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at St Mary’s Hospital.

Ron was born on December 7, 1949 in Waterbury the son of the late Robert and Sarah (DeVito) Baker. He graduated from Naugatuck High School and was a member of the Army National Guard prior to finding his true passion as a restauranteur owning and operating Charles Dickens Pub in Watertown & Ebenezer Scott’s in Waterbury. Ron finished his career as the Food and Beverage Manager for Avery Heights in Hartford. He was fondly known to his family as “Pops” and was especially close to his six grandchildren.

Despite his declining health he never lost a charismatic sense of humor. Ron was a storyteller, conversationalist and occasional embellisher, especially when it came to his High School athletic prowess or fishing acumen. Sports were always a big part of his life. His passion for athletics translated down two generations instilling the value of work ethic and the importance of family. Ron will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to know and love him.

Left to honor his legacy and cherish his memory, are his children Eric Baker and his partner Elizabeth Pistritto of Thomaston, Brian Baker and his wife, Alicia of Watertown, and Timothy Baker and his wife Danielle of Burlington. Ron was blessed with 6 grandchildren whom he adored, and they were devoted to him; Abby, Jamie, Brennan, Ava, Ripley and Dax. He had a big family and maintained a good relationship with his former wife, Gayle Carusillo, her husband Robert, children Lisa, Carolyn and their 5 grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. Baker will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, when a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St John the Evangelist Church 525 Main St Watertown at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. Relatives and friends may visit with the Baker family on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. at the Casey-O'Neill Funeral Home 742 Main St Oakville CT. To honor Mr. Baker’s memory donations can be made to the Watertown Foundation at . Loving kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence, words of comfort, or share a memory with the family and friends of someone important to you. Please visit the funeral home’s tribute page at to do so.
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Sunday, November 19, 2023

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Watertown, CT 06779

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