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Patricia Bair

April 27, 1954 — January 21, 2018

CHARLTON: Patricia (Dubois) Bair, 63, of A.F. Putnam road died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 after a long illness.   She leaves her husband of 41 years Edward Bair; a son James Bair and his wife Orly Keiner, of Takoma Park, MD; a daughter, Kathryn Kendall and her husband Kane Kendall, of Dartmouth, MA; a sister Nancy Geake of Inverness, FL; grandchildren Austin, Brody, Zinn, and Thoreau and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Dubois. Patricia was born in Worcester to the late Donald and Eleanor (Shaylor) Dubois and lived in the area all her life.  Patricia was a long time member of Holy Trinity Church, where she served as a lay reader and member of the choir. She co-founded the Bair Insurance Agency, and had over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. A devoted advocate for public education, Patricia sat on the Dudley-Charlton Regional School Committee for 13 years, serving as a member, vice chair, and chairwoman. She also served as a Corporator for Southbridge Savings Bank, a position she held for 20 years. Patricia was also a passionate believer in the power of the free press.  She served as Vice-President of the Charlton Information Project, and was a co-founder the Charlton Gazette, where she wrote a monthly column called Women's Voices. She served for many years on the Women in Business Board of Directors. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Patricia pursued her higher education at the same time that her children sought theirs.  She was a Dean’s List student at Worcester State College, where she majored in History, with a focus on Native Americans and Women’s Studies. She enjoyed sewing and knitting and was known for her hand made bears and Christmas ornaments. She was also a classical music lover. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.  Her funeral will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 446 Hamilton St. Southbridge.  Calling hours are 5:00 to 7:00PM Friday, Jan. 26, in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge.   <iframe id="tukios_player_512x330" allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="330" scrolling="no" src="https://www.tributeslides.com/videos/embedded_video/SPLRJRHZBDXZ7JHN" width="512"></iframe>  
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Friday, January 26, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home

51 Marcy St, Southbridge, MA 01550

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

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