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“Dear Palma and family. I sent a card with my sincere sympathies but I just saw this website notice and pictures. I wanted to say that in spite of the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Dan Sarno - Wilmington, MA

“Palma and family,We are so saddened to hear of Bud's passing. He was loved by all of us and so dear to my father. Please accept our deepest sympathy...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Pam Joan and I send your our sincere condolence for your loss. stay well in these very upsetting time ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: john rocco - lynnfield, MA

“I was very surprised and deeply saddened to learn of Bud's passing. He was a longtime and valued friend over many years at Woodland Golf Club where...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin Hines - North Falmouth, MA

“Cousin Palma, so sorry to hear about BudThinking of the times we spent at Uncle Al and Auntie Ann's when we were kids and your kids were growing up....Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Mezuk - Rockford, MI

“I was saddened to read about Bud's passing. A great gentleman who will be missed. Deepest sympathies to Bud's family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Dick Denning - Friend

“My Condolences To The Family; I'm so sorry for your great loss. May the God of all comfort be with you all during this difficult time. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Bud was a great boss and friend. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Miller - Brimfield, MA


Robert H. "Bud' Baldi, of Sudbury, died at home on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from acute myeloid leukemia. He was 87.

Bud was born on January 27, 1933 in Somerville the first child of the late Aldo and Antoinette (Sarno) Baldi. A graduate of Somerville High School with the class of 1950 he then earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania in 1954. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as first lieutenant in 1958. Bud married Palma Santich in 1955 and they made Sudbury their home since 1973. 



Bud's professional career was in the insurance industry with New York Life for over 33 years. He began as an agent in the Boston area. He had his management training in New York City and later became general manager in Binghamton, New York. He retired as Managing Partner at the Boston regional office in Wellesley in 1992.

He loved the game of golf and was a member at Woodland Golf Club for over 40 years. Other interests included horse racing where he was an excellent handicapper and frequent visitor to both Suffolk Downs and Saratoga race tracks. Additionally, he was an investor in both breeding and racing horses. Bud loved photography and followed the New England sports teams faithfully. His reading interests spanned topics including history, WWII, crime and sports. Bud and Palma wintered in Boca Raton, Florida and in Scottsdale, Arizona, and travelled extensively throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Japan, China and Southeast Asia.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, he leaves their daughters, Karen Baldi (Kelley Doolan), Andrea Baldi (Peter Taxidis) and Jessica Baldi; his sister, Linda Lyons (Joe Lyons); and his granddaughters Deliah Doolan and Rosalie Adams (Drew Adams).

Funeral services were private. Burial with military honors was in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Memorials in Bud's name to The Salvation Army, South End Corps, 1500 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118-2015 would be appreciated.