Everett Firefighter Thad Baxter Dies Unexpectedly at the Age of 43

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By Josh Resnek

Cafasso’s Funeral home will be packed to capacity Wednesday for the wake of Thaddeus Baxter, Jr.

Visiting hours are 4-8.

He will be buried with full military honors Thursday morning following a funeral mass in St. Charles Barromeo Church in Woburn.

Interment in Woburn’s Woodbrook Cemetery will follow.

One of Everett’s best known and highly respected firefighters died unexpectedly on November 9.

Mr. Baxter was 43.

Baxter was a firefighter here for 15 years.

He was brought up in Everett and lived here until moving to Woburn with his family some years ago.

Baxter was best known among his colleagues as the Everett Fire Department’s Honor Guard Commander.

“As Honor Guard Commander he brought dignity and grace to each and every event he presided over,” said EFD Chief Anthony Carli.

“He was a very good guy with a great personality. Everyone loved him. His passing is a tremendous loss for our department,” he said.

Baxter was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Enduring Freedom effort in Afghanistan.

He was also highly educated and was the holder of a college degree as well as a Masters Degree which he earned.

Mr. Baxter leaves his wife, Nicole and his two daughters, Casey and Madison.

He was the son of Judith and the late Thaddeus Baxter.

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