Obituary, George M. Bailey

George M. Bailey, 81, of South State Street died yesterday (9/5/2002) at home. He was born in Concord, the son of George and Alice (Matheson) Bailey. He graduated from Hopkinton High School. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the 704 Club, which was responsible for the return of the U.S.S. Franklin to New York after it nearly sank of the coast of Japan. Bailey worked as a mail carrier for the postal service for many years and was self-employed as a roofer for many years. He served as past commander for the VFW Post No. 1631 and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 31. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Louise (St. John) Bailey of Concord; a son, George Bailey of Concord; four daughters, Linda Venne, Diane Andrew and Karen McGill, all of Concord, and Dawn Mayo of Bradenton, Fla.; two brothers, Allen Bailey of Epsom and William Bailey of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two sisters, Barbara McClintock of Gilford and Virginia Woodman of Union, Maine; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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