Services for Anne Baia, longtime MassBio supporter
Anne Baia, an accomplished and well respected Certified Public Accountant and Chief Financial Officer passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer on Wednesday morning, October 20, 2010. She was 54 years old. Anne was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Framingham and was a 1973 graduate of Framingham North High School. She went onto to receive a BS Degree from Salem State University and her Masters in Taxation and Finance and MBA from Bentley College. She worked as a Certified Public Accountant for many years and then moved on to working as a Chief Financial Officer and most recently added the role of Chief Operations Officer for many small Bio-Tech companies. Anne was a past chairwoman of the MassBio Finance Committee and a longtime member. She was very passionate about the Bio-Tech field and enjoyed helping these small companies develop and launch. She was extremely well respected by her colleagues in this field.
Anne also cherished her role of wife and mother. She and her husband raised their 2 children in Burlington. She involved herself in her children’s activities, interests, and sports. She supported and encouraged them to seek their dreams. Ogunquit was a very special place to Anne and her family. They shared many vacations with family and friends that were filled with laughter and lasting memories. She enjoyed walking her golden retriever dogs; Rocco and Bocce, on the beaches and streets of Ogunquit Maine. She will be remembered for her ability to balance a successful career with being a caring and loving wife, mother, and friend. She will be always be remembered and loved.
Anne was the beloved wife of Edward Baia. She was the loving mother of Amy Elizabeth and Edward Baia, Jr. both of Burlington. She was the daughter of Elliott and Nancy Baldwin of Framingham and daughter-in-law of Antonette and John Baia of Burlington. She was the sister of Elliott N. Baldwin, III and his wife Amy of MS., She was the sister-in-law of Esther Baldwin of FL, Paul Baia & his late wife Maria of Byfield, Stephen and Michelle Baia of FL, John and Susan Baia of Burlington, Richard & Christine Baia of MI. Anne was also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at St. Malachy’s Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington on Monday, October 25 at 11 a.m. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited. Memorials in Anne’s name may be made to the American Lung Association of New England, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements under the direction of the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON. For directions, obituary, & online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net or www.saint-malachy.org