Edith Emily Binninger Bader, 102, formerly of Wilton, Conn., passed away at her home in Yarmouth Port, Mass., on July 6, 2015.
Edith was born in Bay Ridge, N.Y., on June 13, 1913. She was married to Louis J. Capalbo from 1948 until his death in 1951. She was married to Charles Bader from 1953 until his death in 1985.
Edith was in poor health during the first year of her life and was sent to live in Wilton, Conn., with her aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Jacob C. Van Heiningen of South Wilton Nurseries. The family always attributed her longevity to the country air and the goat’s milk.
Edith graduated from Bay Ridge High for Girls and went on to attend Hefley’s Business School in New York City where she studied accounting. Finding a job during the Depression was nearly impossible, but eventually, Edith was employed by Best and Co., a department store in New York City. She worked in the accounting department for 20 years, resigning to move to Wilton, where she had spent so many enjoyable times during her childhood.
In 1979, Edith and her husband and daughter moved to the Cape where Edith volunteered at the Cancer Consignment shop in Yarmouth Port and joined the Boutique group at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable.
Edith always enjoyed cooking, knitting, keeping her home, caring for her family, and visiting those who were shut in.
Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth, and several devoted nieces.
A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton, on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you visit a neighbor or someone who is shut in to honor Edith’s memory, or make a donation to a charity of your choice.