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Obituary for John N. Baldwin III

John Noller Baldwin, III, 51, of Brandywine Dr., Westerly, died peacefully in Providence, on Sunday, December 30, 2018 after a brave struggle with several conditions. John was the beloved partner of Frederick E. Mitchell, Jr., together 29 years.

John was born in Brattleboro, VT, the son of Jack Baldwin, Jr. of Spofford, NH and Julia Baldwin of Mystic, CT.

John graduated from Brattleboro Union High School and received a BS degree from Xavier University, as well as an Associate’s degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. John worked as Funeral Director at Dinoto Funeral Home, Mystic for 24 years.

John loved his summers at Whispering Pines Campground in Hope Valley, RI where he had a loving extended family. Always an animal lover, John's beloved dog Schmidt and kitty, Shelby will miss him terribly.

In accordance with John's wishes, visitation is omitted. A graveside service will take place in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to Stand Up For Animals, P.O. Box 1706, Westerly, RI 02891 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101-9950. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit