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Charles E. Bailey Sr.

May 19, 1927 June 17, 2019
Charles  E.  Bailey Sr.
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Obituary for Charles E. Bailey Sr.

Charles E. Bailey Sr. – Age 92, husband of the late Alice P. (Nagle) Bailey died Monday at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Boston, May 19, 1927, a son of the late George and Ellen (Monroe) Bailey and was raised in Cambridge and Somerville before moving to Billerica in 1975. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and served on the destroyer escort U.S.S. Dayton. On returning home, Charles married his childhood sweetheart Alice.

Charles was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years. He started as a mail handler at the South Postal Annex and was accepted as a candidate for the newly formed U.S. Postal Police. He retired in 1986 and spent all of his time with his wife and loving family.

He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Smith with whom he resided, Karen Kneeland and her husband John of Somerville and Sandra Corda and her husband Michael of Nashua, NH; his son, Steven Bailey and his wife Mary (Brydges) of York, ME; his thirteen grandchildren, Charles Bailey III of Florida, Keith Bailey and his wife Monica (Martin) of Missouri, Shawn Smith and his wife Robin (Bilodeau) of Merrimack, NH, Jason Kneeland and his wife Tracie (Ashmore) of North Attleboro, Craig Kneeland his wife Tina (Gannett) of Methuen, Kerry Foster and her husband Robert of Somerville, Steven Bailey Jr. and his wife Kimberly of N. Berwick, ME, Paul Bailey and his wife Heather (Soucie) of York, ME, Jennifer Young of York, ME, Wendy Sullivan, Alison Suchecki and her husband Michael, Patrick Sullivan, Brianne Chambers and her husband Brian all of Nashua, NH. The joys of his life, his great grandchildren, Aiden and Colby Smith, Connor, Dillon, Taylor, Declan, Owen, Noah and Cole Kneeland, Lilly, Camden and Amelia Foster, Hannah Joyce, Austin, Gavin and Riley Suchecki, Kallie and Logan Sullivan, Cullen and Bailey Chambers, Jack Bailey, Abigail Bailey, Jesse and Elijah Terhune, Paige and Ethan Bailey, Caitlyn, Emily and Matthew Young. His sister, Mary Jean Nason of Wakefield, NH. He was the father of the late, Charles E. Bailey Jr. and father-in-law of the late George T. Smith Jr.

BAILEY – Of Billerica, June 17, Charles E. Bailey Sr. Funeral Friday from the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica at 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew Church at 12:05 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Church, 45 Talbot Ave., N. Billerica, MA 01862.


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Visitation

Thursday

20

Jun

4:00 PM 6/20/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home

66 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home
66 Concord Road Billerica 01821 MA
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

21

Jun

12:05 PM 6/21/2019 12:05:00 PM
St. Andrew Church

45 Talbot Ave.
N. Billerica , MA 01862

St. Andrew Church
45 Talbot Ave. N. Billerica 01862 MA
United States

Burial

Friday

21

Jun

1:00 PM 6/21/2019 1:00:00 PM
Fox Hill Cemetery

130 Andover Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821

Fox Hill Cemetery
130 Andover Rd. Billerica 01821 MA
United States
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