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Arthur V. Baird, 83, of Orleans, died on June 9, 2019 at IU Bloomington Hospital.

He was born September 19, 1935 in Portland, CT, the son of Victor and Alice (Flynn) Baird.

Prior to his first retirement he had worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, in Southington, CT as a Machinist.  He also, since then, retired from Tecumseh, in Salem, IN.

Arthur served in the U.S. Army in the late 1950’s.

Arthur was involved in Orange County 4-H, as a volunteer and Co-leader.  He was also an Honorary Extension Homemaker.

Arthur was an Organ Donor.

August 8 & 9, he married the love of his life, Beverly Suzanne (Strathern) Baird, and welcomed Alicia, Hope and Nick, into his family.  He later also had enough love for her four grandchildren; Zaid, Hunter, Gideon and Mykuh.

In addition to his wife, Arthur is survived by his brother’s Terry, Michael and Albert Baird, all of Connecticut, his two daughters, Lynne Ferguson of Louisville, KY, Jennie Kammerman of Chesterfield, VA; one son, Colin Baird of Minnesota and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Corey Baird.

His life will be celebrated with family and friends on Sunday, June 23, at 12:00 PM at the Baird residence in Orleans.  Please join us with your favorite dish, lawn chair and favorite memory.