George BaileyFebruary 04,2013
George BaileyGeorge Bailey
WALLINGFORD — George Bailey, 93, passed away at Rutland Regional Medical Center on February 2, 2013.
George was born in Boston, Mass., on December 19, 1919. He was the son of Hugo George Bailey and Phoebe Jane (Smith) Bailey. He married Sarah Louise “Sally” Collins on April 20, 1946, in Charlestown, N.H., and later settled in Wallingford, Vt., with Sally and their three children, Ruth, Rose and Hugo.
George was an Army veteran, achieving the rank of Sergeant in the Coast Artillery in World War II. Following active service, he was employed for many years at True Temper and General Electric Co. in Rutland.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth Bailey Miner; a daughter, Ruth Bailey Corey, and a son, Hugo George Bailey; grandchildren, Trisha Nash, Shawna Evans, Charles Shum, Joseph Shum, Randy Bailey and Robert Bailey; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Smith, Aleea Dauphinais, Emma Evans, Ben Evans, William Evans, Adam Shum, Shannon Shum, Rose Shum, Kellen Bailey and Cole Bailey; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sally, daughter Rose Bailey and brother Bill Bailey.
George enjoyed horseshoes, bowling, gardening, jigsaw puzzles and most of all, time with his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his endearing vocal presence, witty jokes and daily walks downtown.
A memorial service will be Saturday, February 9, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Wallingford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 52, c/o Don Emery, 294 South Main St., Wallingford, VT 05773; or Susan G. Komen, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
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