Long time Cornish, NH, resident Arthur William Bailey passed away on Wednesday February 26, 2020, of complications of a respiratory infection at Genesis Westwood Center, Keene, NH; he was 85 years old. He was born on October 7, 1934, to lifelong Cornish residents the late Clyde Johnson Bailey and Vera May (Whitcomb) Bailey and predeceased by his wife, Beatrice Elizabeth (Creighton) Bailey, and grandson, Lt. C. Christopher Palmer of the Newbury Fire Department. Arthur attended Stevens High School in Claremont, NH, and was a trumpet and coronet player in the band during that time as well as playing taps at the Cornish, NH, Memorial Day services for many years. He graduated from Stevens High School in 1952 and immediately went into the United States Army serving Active-Duty during the Korean War stationed in Germany. While in the Army he studied to become a mechanic and continued this trade through his life at the Carriage House Garage in Windsor, VT, from 1963 when it was known as Davis Brothers Garage until its closure in the mid 1990’s. On January 19, 1958; he married Beatrice; they had six children. He is survived by his brother Alton Bailey and his wife Lucy of Florida, and his sister Rosalind Bailey of Claremont, as well as his six children: five daughters, Melony (Bailey) Burch and her husband Stephen of Cornish, NH; Dawn (Bailey) Couture and her husband Ray of Hartland, VT; Kelley (Bailey) Nishikawa of Wilmot, NH; Tracey (Bailey) Palmer of Lebanon, NH; Robin (Bailey) Maynard of Newport, NH; and one son, John Bailey, Cornish, NH. He also had 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A grave side committal will be held later in the spring at Edminster Cemetery in Cornish, New Hampshire with family attending.
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