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Baia, James J., of Fitchburg, died February 6, 2021 at age 56, formerly of Watertown.  

Devoted husband of the late Nelia (Vieira) Baia.   Loving father of Benjamin Baia and his wife Katie, Emily Baia, Haley Baia-Suarez and her husband Mathias.

Adored step-grandfather of Jason Fenner Jr.  Cherished son of Louis V. Baia and the late Dorothy A. (Monahan) Baia.  Beloved brother of Christine Baia-Toomey and her husband Timothy, Robert Baia and his wife Maria, Ronald Baia and his wife Melanie and Stephen Baia.  Also survived by nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives and friends.

Visiting hours at the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge St., Cambridge on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 

Due to Covid-19 and Massachusetts Tracing Guidelines, the funeral home is limited to 20 people inside the funeral home.  A mask must be worn, over both the nose and mouth, at all times, and social distancing guidelines must be observed. 

The funeral home and the family are asking those who plan to attend to please come in, pay your condolences and then exit to make it possible for others to do the same.  

James is a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in James memory to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston MA 02108 or at


# Frank Minnelli 2021-02-10 00:35
To The Baia family, I am so sorry for your loss I grew up with Jimmy in Watertown.... he was a rascal we had a lot of fun.....(stay cool bird remember your a speed demon God bless
# Diane + John Reilly 2021-02-15 15:23
Dear Baia family Diane and I would like to express to you
our sincerest sympathies on the passing of Jimmy.He was a great guy. Jimmy was a talented basketball player and one of my favorite memories is sitting with the Baia family cheering Jimmy as he starred for the Minuteman High Varsity team.I have many great childhood memories of Jimmy and his wonderful family.You and Jimmy are all in our prayers. Diane and John Reillyq

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