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H. Gordon Bailey

December 24, 2017

H. Gordon BaileyH. Gordon Bailey passed away at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at the age of 88. He was born on September 7, 1929 in Binghamton, NY to the late Eugene Bailey and Christine Belleville Bailey.

He was a life long farmer, worked on the railroad in Syracuse, had his own refrigeration and air conditioning business, and was a refrigeration and air conditioning instructor at Watertown Correctional Facility, retiring in 1995. He was active with Jefferson County Board of Elections, running voting machines.

Gordon was a life long resident of Eastline Road in Clayton, NY. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His passion was tending to his cows on his farm.

He is predeceased in death by his wife, Marilyn, on February 22, 1994; his son David who died in infancy; his brother Joseph in infancy; his sister Jeanne Marie Moore of California; his sister Sylvia Cory of Texas; his brother Richard Bailey of Schoharie, NY; his brother Bruce Bailey of Cape Vincent, NY; his sister Armelia Halsmaier of California; and his sister Sr. Christine Helen Capalbo of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Watertown, NY.

He is survived by his children, Gordon M. (Shirley) Bailey of Clayton, NY and Mary C. (Sam) Scudera of Clayton, NY. Also surviving, his brother Emmanuel Bailey of Saranac Lake, NY; sister Patricia (John) Doldo of Watertown, NY; brother Peter Bailey of Watertown, NY; five grandchildren, Shannon (Dawn) Scudera, Jenny (David) Scudder, MaryRose (James) Smith, Amanda Patchin and companion, Scott Hanson, and Sam (Rachel) Scudera; eleven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Thursday, December 28, from 4 - 7PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Friday, December 29, at 10:15AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Mary's Church at 11AM with Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff, pastor, presiding. Private burial will be in the spring at the family's convenience in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 521 James St. and Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service (TIERS), P. O. Box 524, both in Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#29 Bonnie Jeffers 2018-01-02 09:17
Rest In Peace Gordy
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#28 Lynnette Duford 2017-12-31 10:08
I sure did love this wonderful blue eyed man that I have known from childhood. Mary, Gordie and family some of my best memories are from East Line Road. I love you all and am so very sorry.
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#27 Nancy Duffany 2017-12-28 17:07
My condolences to the Bailey family. May Mr. Bailey rest in peace.
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#26 michael chisholm 2017-12-28 16:34
Mary and family
so sorry to hear of your dad"s passing,a great person.
My prayers are with you
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#25 Dawn White Moyer 2017-12-28 09:44
Mary and family,
I am so sorry to hear the news of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.
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#24 Joan Antonelli 2017-12-27 13:47
Gordy, Pat and Family! I was extremely upset to hear the news of Gordy’s passing! He was such a large part of Footie and my life! I live in Georgia now with my daughters so will be unable to attend services, but my heart and soul will be with you and the family! Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers!
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#23 Dawn Schofield 2017-12-27 11:36
Mary , I was so sorry to hear of your fathers passing.
Dean & I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
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#22 Lonnie Miller 2017-12-27 11:00
To The Gordon Family We are so sorry for you lost. I worked with him at Watertown Correctional Facility. Vary nice man. Our prayers are with you all. Lonnie and Rosemary Miller
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#21 Mary Patch 2017-12-27 10:37
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Gordy was such a great man, I can see them with his shoot of whiskey and a glass of water right now...Remember the good time,
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#20 Diane 2017-12-27 09:35
My sincerest sympathies. Many memories of being at the Baileys in grade school and high school. A truly amazing man!
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