Joseph L. “Mookie” Baker, 65, retired Brockton firefighter, a lifelong proud resident of Brockton, passed away on April 26, 2021. Joseph was a firefighter who served the city of Brockton faithfully for 34 years until retirement while earning a degree from Massasoit Community College. He was an avid Boston sports fan who loved to golf and played softball. He also played basketball for East Jr. High School. His favorite roles were being “Dad” to his children and being a papa to his grandchildren. Joseph was the son of the late Raymond W. Baker Sr. and Margaret E. (Johnson) Baker; beloved father of Lindsey Cabrera and her husband Frankie of Virginia, and Derek Baker of Brockton; loving grandfather of Damare and Jordan; cherished brother of Raymond Jr., Richard, and Mark Baker, all of Brockton, and Vivian Baker Blake (Dwayne) of Hampton, VA; and a nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend of many. All are welcome to walk-through calling hours Friday, May 7th from 4-7 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton, his funeral service Saturday, May 8th at 10 a.m. in Waitt Funeral Home and burial at Melrose Cemetery.
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