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Bruce S. Bailey

Bruce S. Bailey
  • October 20, 1934 - November 30, 2016
  • East Hartland, Connecticut

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Bruce S. Bailey, 82, of East Hartland, beloved husband of Ruth (Aucoin) Bailey, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Born in Springfield, MA, son of the late Charles and Pearl (Matthews) Bailey, he was raised in Agawam, MA and lived in East Hartland for 54 years. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He had been employed by Kaman Corp and retired from their Kamatics Division in Research and Development after 45 years. He was a past Chief and longtime member of the East Hartland, CT Volunteer Fire Department. Besides his wife, Ruth of 64 years he leaves his children Arthur Bailey of San Leandro, CA, Elaine Rhodes (husband Sandy) of Bennington, VT, Joanne Bailey of East Hartland, and Danny Bailey (wife Guadalupe) of Santee, CA; five grandchildren Daniel, Matthew, Angela, and Elizabeth Rhodes, Ashley Bailey and Heidy Utz; and four great grandchildren Alex Rhodes, Trent Matteson, Sean Rhodes, and Darby Rhodes. He was predeceased by a brother Charles Bailey Jr. and sister Carol Knapp. A memorial service will be held on December 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Hayes Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby, CT. Afterwards, from 2:30 – 5:30, his family will receive friends at the East Hartland Firehouse, 34 South Rd., East Hartland, CT. Contributions may be made to the East Hartland Volunteer Fire Department, East Hartland, CT 06027. For directions or condolences please visit