Beulah H. Bailey
Dover- Beulah Hazel “Bu” Bailey, 81, of North Street in East Dover and a former resident of Suffield, CT, died peacefully early Saturday morning, October 26, at Grace Cottage Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Bailey was born in Concord, MA, the daughter of Howard and Portia (Hardy) Tracy. Just prior to her senior year of high school she moved to Suffield, CT with her family and was a graduate of Suffield High School, Class of 1956.
While a resident in Suffield, she was a part-time bus driver for 10 years for The Mini Bus, which provided transportation for seniors and handicapped children and adults. Mrs. Bailey later moved to East Dover, where she has resided for the past 30 years. She was a faithful and devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother whose life centered around her family.
Steadfast in her lifelong walk of faith, she was a member of the South Newfane Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Agawam, MA. Mrs. Bailey was very active within both churches and taught Sunday school for many years.
Of her leisure time activities, she enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and hiking. She also enjoyed crafts and time shared with her family.
On September 20, 1959, at the First Baptist Church in Agawam, she was married to Kendall G. “Ken” Bailey, who survives.
Besides her husband of 60 years she leaves two sons, Scott Bailey and his wife Deborah, of West Springfield, MA, and Byron Bailey and his wife Beth, of Suffield, CT; two sisters, Mary Reed, of Raymond, NH, and Ruthann Bailey, of Townshend; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Jeffrey and his wife Erin, Daniel, and Benjamin. Additionally, she is survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Phyllis Hogan and Pauline “Pat” Jones; two brothers, Howard and Charles Tracy; and a stepbrother, Alfred Tracy.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be conducted Saturday, November 2, at 1 pm at the South Newfane Baptist Church, with Pastor Peter Carlson officiating. Burial will follow in South Newfane Cemetery.
A reception to be held in the vestry at the church will follow the services.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, 40 Terrace Street, Brattleboro, on Friday, November 1, from 5 to 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mrs. Bailey’s name may be made to Grace Cottage Hospital, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend, VT 05353.
To sign an online guest book with messages of condolence visit www.atamaniuk.com.