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@Edith J. Bair

Edith J. Bair
  • Birth Date : August 2,1930
  • Death Date : August 27, 2023
      General Information
    • Birth Date : August 2,1930
    • Death Date : August 27, 2023
    • Gender : Female
    • Cause of Death : Illnes
    • Religion : Catholic
    • Education : -
    • Occupation : -
    • Memorial Messages : Till we meet again, Time may pass and fade away but memories of you will always stay, You were the light of our lives
    Edith J. Bair

    Edith J (Bastianelli) Bair of Wells, ME passed away on Sunday August 27, 2023 after a brief illness.
    She was born in Madbury, NH on August 2, 1930 to Italian immigrant parents Sabato and Eleonora (Soave) Bastianelli. In 1936 they moved to the family homestead at 40 Arch St, Dover, NH where the family lived for 76 years.

    She graduated from Dover High School class of 1949. After graduation she worked for 30+ years at the JJ Newberry's five and dime store chain in Dover and Portsmouth attaining the position of assistant manager. Later in life she worked at the Ames department store in Wells, ME, Carter's in Kittery, ME and finally at Reny's in Wells, ME.

    She married Lt Col William "Bill" F Bair and raised their son Paul Andrew "Andy" Bair in Wells. She is predeceased by her husband, parents, 7 siblings (Adeline, Evellina, Innocenza "Nancy", Clara, Albert, Ernest and Antonio) and stepson William "Billy" Bair Jr. She is survived by her son Andy Bair, daughter in law Terri and granddaughter Julia Bair of Hollis, NH. She is also survived by her stepdaughter Debbie Bair of AZ, stepdaughter in law Decma Bair and step grand-children Adam and Sara. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

    Edie was small in stature and known as a "little spitfire" but was larger than life and had a good sense of humor. Edie loved her life and the routine of raising a family, caring for family, managing her home, and going to church. Family and friends were her highest priority and she was most proud of raising her own family as well as visiting and caring for her brothers, sisters, family members and friends. She loved spending time with family and friends during holiday events and celebrations. She also spent time traveling to many countries and states with her husband and son. Edie loved working at Reny's and was a loyal and hard-working employee. She enjoyed chatting with the staff and talking with new and repeat customers.

    She was loved and will be dearly missed.

    Visitation will be held Monday, September 4, 2023 from 3-5PM and Tuesday, September 5, 2023 from 9-10:30 AM at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells, ME, where a Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM at Holy Spirit Parish – St. Mary’s Church, 236 Eldridge Road, Wells. Interment to follow at Ocean View Cemetery in Wells.

    Please make donations in Edie's name to Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Wells, ME:

    To share a memory or leave a message of condolence please visit Edith’s Book of Memories Page at

    Arrangements are in the care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Rd. Wells, ME 04090.

    Monday, September 4th, 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Bibber Memorial Chapel - Wells
    111 Chapel Road
    WELLS, ME 04090

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