30 October 2013

LtCol Paul Bailey - obituary and funeral details

Paul A. Bailey

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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 in both the US Army and US Air Force. His flying experience was while based out of Westover AFB and Hanscom AFB. Just out of high school at Clover Park Washington in 1963, he completed parachute training and earned his Combat Infantry Badge as a member of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. 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, at which time he joined the Air Force Reserve's 74th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, where he served as a flight instructor. In his civilian career, 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, Master Sergeant Paul C. Bailey, US Army (Retired) 

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.

A Mass of Christian Burial was 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 was 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.

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