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Ralph H. Bailey Jr.

Date of Death: August 19, 2013

Date of Birth: March 12, 1926


Ralph H. Bailey, Jr., 87, of Chadbourne Rd. in Lewiston, died on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at the home of his daughter Judy Pinard where he had been staying for the last few months.


He was born on March 12, 1926, the son of the late Ralph H. and Gertrude (Brink) Bailey in Farmingdale, ME.  He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1943.  Ralph joined the Army-Air Force and served in WWII as a tail-gunner in the Pacific Theatre in the 500th Bomber Squadron.


On June 12, 1948 he married the love of his life Frances V. Terrio in Sabattus.  He worked for Ducharme Bros. and Satler Corp. as a mason, then at Bates College until his retirement. Ralph was a member of the American Legion Post 135 in Sabattus and Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Sabattus.


Ralph was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was an avid fisherman, he loved camping and hunting, and he and Frances travelled across the U.S to Alaska.  He especially enjoyed his plane and flying out of Twitchells Airport with his friends; Cedric Abbot, Bob Chouinard, and Dick Thayer.


Ralph is survived by his wife of 65 years Frances, two sons; Michael and his wife Claire Bailey of Poland, William and his wife Janice Bailey of Sabattus, and one daughter Trudy and her husband Ronald Pinard of Sabattus, six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister; Freeda Fickett Merrill of Ft. Myers, FL.


He was predeceased by his brothers; Alden and George and a sister; Ermengarde Tibbetts .


A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church 131 High St  Sabattus, ME on September 6th, 2013 at 10:00 am. Graveside services will be held at noon at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta Maine. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ralph’s honor to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave  Lewiston, ME 04240.

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