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City mourns Everett firefighter Thaddeus Baxter

By The Advocate

Christopher Johnson of Elm St. Baptist Church leads a prayer for Everett firefighter Thaddeus Baxter (inset) during Monday night’s city council meeting while Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Council President Peter Napolitano, Legislative Aide Michael Mangan, and City Clerk Sergio Cornelio look on. (Advocate photo)

The City of Everett mourned Everett firefighter Thaddeus M. Baxter, Jr. this week, who unexpectedly passed away last Friday, November 9.

Officials across the city paid tribute to the late firefighter. Firefighters displayed their fallen brother’s uniform on Engine 2 during his wake Wednesday, the city council held a moment of silence in his memory, and at the request of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Christopher Johnson of Elm St. Baptist Church delivered a prayer for Baxter before the council meeting Monday night.

Baxter, of Woburn, formerly of Everett, was a U.S. Army Veteran, Honor Guard Commander for the Everett Fire Dept. member of Local 143, IAF, and Commander of American Legion, Post 101, Woburn, was interred with military honors in the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn

He was the beloved husband of Nicole C. (Oser), loving son of Judith (Liberti) Baxter of Tewksbury and the late Thaddeus M. Baxter, dear and devoted father of Casey and Madison Baxter of Woburn, dear son-in-law of Joseph and Barbara Oser of Woburn, brother-in-law of Jennifer and Ron Kuszmar of Middleton and uncle of Gabby and Sydney Kuszmar.

His wake was held in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home in Everett on Wednesday, November 14. His funeral was held from the funeral home the following day, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Barromeo Church, Woburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memorial Fund of Thaddeus M. Baxter, Jr. c/o Casey and Madison at the Metro Credit Union, 120 Cambridge St., Burlington, MA 01803 would be sincerely appreciated.

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