William “Bill” H. Adair, Jr.

William “Bill” H. Adair, Jr. 77, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Meredith P. (Guillet) Adair for 56 years. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late William H. and Margaret (King) Adair. Bill is survived by his wife Merry and their children: Paul Adair, Elizabeth Fecteau and her husband Thomas, Andrew Adair and his wife Kelly, and Meg Adair.  He has nine grandchildren, Sophia, Kevin, Ryan, Page, William “Liam”, Livia, Maggie, Annalyn and Matthew and one great grandchild, Skylyn. He was the brother of the late Nancy Adair.

Bill was a graduate of Coyle Cassidy, class of 1960. He graduated from Providence College in 1964.  Bill remained an avid fan of the P.C. Friars since his time at Providence College. Bill served in the Army Reserves following his graduation. He was a devote Catholic and communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for forty-seven years where he served as a Eucharistic minister.

Bill was involved in the commercial lending field for over forty-five years before retiring in 2009. He worked diligently at many community organizations in the City of Attleboro and was a dedicated volunteer at the VNA, the Attleboro Industrial Museum, community Health Systems, United Way, Friends of Attleboro Interested in Revitalization (FAIR), Providence College Alumni Assoc., Attleboro Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Attleboro Rotary Club. In 2001, Bill was named “Person of the Year” for the Attleboro Chamber of Commerce.

Bill and Merry were foster parents for fifteen children.  Bill loved cheering on the P.C Friars as a season ticket holder for many years. He loved sailing, golfing, skiing and watching all of his N.E. sports teams. Bill enjoyed spending time with friends.  Most of all Bill loved his wife and family and cherished time spent with them.  He was a great listener and loyal friend. Bill will be missed terribly by many.

Our dad touched so many lives and so many friends.  We would like to offer the opportunity for anyone who would like to share and write a special memory or tribute and place it our memory box placed at the entrance of the Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:00am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private.


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Robin Perry from Seekonk wrote on July 27, 2020 at 7:59 pm:
So sorry for your loss.
Melissa (Benoit) Carriveau from Shrewsbury wrote on July 27, 2020 at 7:42 pm:
Mrs. Adair, Beth, Andy, Meg and Paul, I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Adair. He was the best next-door dad growing up, and a lifelong great friend to my mom and dad. I will always remember he’d always stop whatever he was doing outside every time to push me on your tire swing, and the rhyme we’d made up that he chanted along with me: “Mr. Adair went to a fair. They cut off his hair in a magic chair!” He was the BEST. Love to you all, “Missy”
George & Debbie Spatcher from Attleboro wrote on July 27, 2020 at 7:10 pm:
Meredith & Family: Our sincere condolences on the unexpected loss of Bill. George has known him for 40 years with banking and community service. A great guy with a wonderful personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. George & Debbie Spatcher
Loretta&Craig Mcmahon from Warren wrote on July 27, 2020 at 5:13 pm:
Elizabeth and family ,We are so verry sorry to hear of your dads passing.We know that it wont take away your sorrow but hope you can find comfort in all the loving memories you had together may god comfort you at these darkest hours and always
Kara DeStefano from Amesbury wrote on July 27, 2020 at 4:22 pm:
Mrs. Adair , Meg , and family : My adolescent years on the lake are filled with fond memories of Mr. Adair . He towed us around for hours and hours and hours on our tubes behind his boat . He had so much patience and never said no when we asked - and never made it seem like a chore always smiling as we went along. I am so sorry that he’s been taken from this world and wish you all well during this time . Love , Kara DeStefano
Alysia Saunders from Cumberland wrote on July 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm:
Dear Mrs. Adair, Meg, Beth, Andy, and Paul, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Mr. Adair. He was the sweetest man. I can still hear him calling me “Lee Lee” I have so many great memories of him with you all as I grew up at your house with all of my siblings. My mom sends her deepest sympathies as well. Our hearts are with you through this difficult time. Love, Alysia, Dana, and Stephen
Roshele Lunnie from Seekonk wrote on July 27, 2020 at 1:41 pm:
Merry, Beth, Meg, Andy & Paul, We are deeply saddened by the loss of a wonderful man! Bill had the kindest heart that everyone loved! We have so many great memories from family parties, birthday celebrations, weddings and camping! Most importantly, all of the great times spent as our part-time neighbor❤️Bill Adair you will be greatly missed! Our sincere condolences, Roshele, Bill, Chloe & Ben Lunnie