Kendall G. Bailey
DOVER- Kendall George “Ken” Bailey, 88, of North Street and a former longtime resident of Suffield, CT, died early Sunday afternoon, April 11, at his home following an extended illness.
Mr. Bailey was born in Suffield on April 11, 1933, the son of George and Florence (Birge) Bailey. He was raised on the family farm in Suffield, attending Suffield public schools and was a graduate of Suffield High School, Class of 1950. He went on to proudly serve his country in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, stationed stateside as a jet engine mechanic.
He had been employed as a scientific glass blower for United Technologies in East Hartford, CT, joining the company when it was United Aircraft. In 1988 he retired following 34 years of dedicated service with the company.
Active fraternally, Mr. Bailey was a member of the Masons, Social Lodge #38 in Wilmington. He was a member of the South Newfane Baptist Church and former member of First Baptist Church of Agawam, MA.
Of his leisure time activities, he enjoyed tinkering on his ’46 Ford and attending regional antique and classic car shows.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, and sugaring every season. Additionally, he was an accomplished woodworker and liked repairing clocks. Family was important to him and he treasured day trips and time spent with his wife, Beulah.
On September 20, 1959 at First Baptist Church in Agawam, he was married to Beulah Hazel “Bu” Tracy who preceded him in death on October 26, 2019.
Survivors include two sons, Scott Bailey and wife Deborah, of West Springfield, MA, and Byron Bailey and his wife Beth, of Suffield; four grandchildren, Christopher, Jeffrey and wife Erin, Daniel and wife Meaghan, and Benjamin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Carlton, and Douglas; and four sisters, Barbara Marston, Gwendolyn Howe, Lois Wells, and Jeanne Webster.
Graveside services will be conducted in the family lot in South Newfane Cemetery on Saturday, June 5, at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mr. Bailey’s name may be made to South Newfane Baptist Church, PO Box 58, South Newfane, VT 05351 or The Wardsboro Yoked Parish, c/o Darlene Rutnik, PO Box 248, Wardsboro, VT 05360.
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