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Clifton B. Bailey

BARRE TOWN - Clifton Brent Bailey, 61, of Sunset Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. His family was at his bedside as he joined his mom and dad in heaven.

Born April 20, 1951, in Barre City, he was the son of Frank Wendon and Eva (Lanpher) Bailey. He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1969 and later attended Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine.

He had been associated with his late father, Wendon Bailey, and his brothers in the family business, Bailey Brothers Auto Parts, for many years. Following the sale of the business he was a granite lumper at B and B Monuments and Memorials in Barre, retiring several years ago.

His greatest interest was his family, and he enjoyed traveling to Maine to hunt, playing softball and playing cards. One of his fondest memories was traveling with his dad, who was his best friend, to Alaska.

His memberships included the Barre Elks Lodge 1535, the Barre Canadian Club and the Mutuo Inc.

Survivors include his companion of over 20 years, Shirley Robbins; four daughters: Kristal Letourneau and her husband, Peter, Michelle L. Sandefur, Erika Bailey and Shellie "The Bean" Bailey, all of Barre; eight grandchildren: David, Logan, Jaxon and Dylan Bailey, Alahna and Brendan Sandefur, Emily Henry and Madison Letourneau. Also surviving is his sister, Brenda Bailey, and three brothers: Kenneth Bailey and his wife, Wendy, Kevin Bailey and his wife, Lori, and Brian Bailey and his wife, Shannon, all of Barre Town; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m.

His family will host a reception following the calling hours at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Pine Hill Road in Barre starting at 5:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Friends of the National Rifle Association, care of Frank Malnati Jr., 20 Pearl St., Graniteville, VT 05654.

Published in Times Argus on Nov. 2, 2012
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