SACO — David A. Bastille, 64, of Saco, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at home.

He was born in Gardiner, Massa-chusetts on July 29, 1952, a son of Edward and Evelyn (Nichols) Bastille. He graduated from Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Massachusetts.

David served his country in the United States Air Force as an airport fireman. After the service, he was a firefighter for the town of Unionville, Connecticut for several years.

In 1989, he relocated to Saco and served as an officer for the Goodwins Mills Fire Department.

On Oct. 12, 1991, he married his wife, Susan McCleary.

Later, David was employed by the City of Saco Public Works Department as a sewer foreman for 12 years and eventually started his own company, Bastille Sewer Services.



Some of David’s passions were boating and fishing. He named his ocean boat after his mother, Evie B, and spent many summers on Little Ossipee Lake. He also enjoyed driving his Mazda Miata convertible during the summer months.

Most of all, David loved to be with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by: his wife of 25 years, Susan Bastille; one son, U.S Marine Corps Cpl. Caleb Bastille; three daughters, Carrie Lawler and her husband, David, Kelly Murphy and her fiancé, Jake Donovan, and Kimberly Bastille; and two grandsons, Johnathan and Jacob Lawler. He is also survived by three brothers, Rev. Edward Bastille and his wife, Rev. Louise Bastille, Richard Bastille and his wife, Maurine, and James Bastille and his wife, Sandra, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Cote Funeral Home Chapel, 87 James St, Saco.

To view David’s memorial page or leave an online condolence, please visit

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to the Goodwins Mills Fire Department, 481 Goodwins Mills Road, Lyman, Maine 04002.