Funeral Set For Buffalo Wild Wings Manager

(Photo: Ed Araujo, GoFundMe)

BURLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Funeral arrangements have been made for Ryan Baldera, the Burlington Buffalo Wild Wings manager who died in a freak chemical accident at the restaurant last week.

According to his obituary, services will be held Wednesday at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home in Salem, New Hampshire.

A funeral is set for Thursday at St. Michael's Church in North Andover.

Baldera was overcome by fumes when a worker accidentally mixed two cleaning chemicals, unwittingly creating a kind of chlorine gas that sickened 14 others. Baldera evacuated his staff and patrons, then went back inside to try to clean up the toxic mess. He died later at the hospital.

He leaves behind a wife and newborn son.

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Burlington Buffalo Wild Wings Reopens After Fatal Chemical Incident

“Ryan was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and cherished uncle, nephew, and son-in-law, to his close knit family and friends. While devastated at this unimaginable loss, we are so very proud that Ryan died while trying to protect his fellow employees and restaurant patrons," Baldera's family wrote in a statement.

Hi obituary adds,"Ryan, originally from Methuen, MA, had the innate ability to bring a smile to the face of everyone he met. His infectious smile, effortless ability to make you laugh and big heart drew people to want to know Ryan and remember having met him. He left this world doing what came so naturally to him; trying to help others.

A GoFundMe page set up to help his family with expenses, is approaching it's $100,000 goal.

Donations can also be sent to The Ryan Baldera Memorial Fund at Cambridge Savings Bank in Burlington.

The Burlington Buffalo Wing Wings has since reopened.

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