Paul A. Bailey

Retired Lt. Col. (USAF) Paul A. Bailey

BATH, NH -- Retired Lt. Col. (USAF) Paul A. Bailey, 67, of Joy Road, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH after a courageous battle with cancer.

Paul enjoyed a distinguished 37 year military career, based out of Westover AFB and Hanscom AFB. He married Nancy Rainey on October 18, 1969. In 1970, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Lowell State College in Lowell, MA. In 1974, he received a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Paul also worked for Fidelity Investments, managing the logistics, mail, and currier operations for over 14 years in Boston, MA.

He was predeceased by his father, Paul C. Bailey.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Nancy (Rainey) Bailey of Bath, NH; a daughter, Laura LaValle and husband Sal of Pelham, NH; two grandchildren, Joseph and Rachael LaValle both of Pelham, NH; his mother, Dorothy Bailey of Sanford, ME; a sister, Maryann Sousa of Sanford, ME; three brothers, William Bailey of Grand Junction, CO, Thomas Bailey of Lowell, MA, and David Bailey of Mechanicsburg, PA; a foster daughter, Brooke McNiff of Groton, MA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

BAILEY -- Calling hours will be on Sunday, November 3, from 2 to 4 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 4, at 10:30 AM, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH with Father Jeffrey Statz as celebrant.

Burial will be at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3, Boscawen, NH on Monday, November 4, at 2:30 PM with full military honors.

For more information or to sign an online condolence please visit www.rickerfh.com

Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

Ricker Funeral Home
1 Birch Woodsville, NH 03785
603-747-2717

Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 30, 2013