Robert E. Baggesen, 71, died Sunday, November 13, 2022. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Charles R. and Rosanna C. (Eddy) Baggesen, Sr. Robert had served with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam as a reconnaissance radio operator and was proud to be a Marine Corps Veteran. He was honorably discharged as a Sargent and was awarded Combat Action Ribbon and the gallantry cross with palm. After his service, he was employed in the foundry at Gorham Manufacturing. He later worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years. At the end of his career, he traveled throughout the state as a trouble shooter. He was a member of the DAV, the VFW Post 2, West Warwick, a life member of the Marine Corps League and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved to fish and was a member of the West Bay Anglers. A gamer, he loved playing Battleship Pirates, and Throne Rush. He loved watching his daughter and granddaughter play softball, enjoyed going to meat raffles at the Warwick Firefighters, and enjoyed an occasional Budweiser and cigarette. He was a great cook and was known for his chowder. Robert had many nicknames, but was mostly known as “Baggy”.
He was the loving father of Kelly M. Messier (Troy) and Kerri D. Baggesen, and the devoted grandfather of Hailey M. Norman, Amanda Messier, Brianna Messier, and Zachary Mambro. He was the brother of Charles R. Baggesen, Jr. (Rebecca), Richard L. Baggesen (Joanne Elmore), and the late Rosanna C. Perry; step brother of Carlene Warburton and Nancy Chambers. He also leaves many extended family members and friends.
His funeral service will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9am in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial with Military Honors in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours, Friday 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit www.theQuinnFuneralHome.com