BIDDEFORD — Edward M. ”Brother” Reilly, 93, of Biddeford, died Monday, May 11, 2015 at Seal Rock at Atlantic Heights in Saco.

He was born Dec. 1, 1921 in Biddeford, a son of Edward J. and Melina B. (Dechene) Reilly. He was educated at St. Mary’s Grammar School and was a 1940 graduate of Biddeford High School.

Edward served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In the early 1940s he began working with his father, who had founded a bakery with his brother-in-law, Robert McFarland, in 1910 as Reilly-McFarland. Edward eventually became co-owner/operator with his brother, Norman. When he retired in 1983 he was pleased to see his son take over the operations. When a granddaughter and her husband joined Reilly’s he saw the fourth generation become involved there.

Brother was a member of St. Martha’s Church in Kennebunk. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Biddeford & Saco Lodge of Elks, and the Saco Yacht Club. He enjoyed summering at Goose Rocks.

In retirement, his pastimes included lobstering and card playing. At Seal Rock he was known as the “Mayor” because of his energies spent as goodwill ambassador among the residents.

He is preceded in death by: his first wife, Rita (Sullivan) Reilly in 1985; by a sister, Lorraine Bruce in 2000; and his brother, Norman in 2008.

He is survived by: his wife, Barbara (Saucier) Reilly of Biddeford; two daughters, Maureen Jariz, and Marlene Roy and her husband Roger, all of Lyman; a son, Michael Reilly and his wife Denise of Saco; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Friday at St. Martha’s Church in Kennebunk. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Biddeford.

To share condolences online, visit www.hopememorial.com.

Edward’s family wishes to thank the staff of Seal Rock for the care and attention extended to him during his stay at Atlantic Heights.