Burton Luther Bailey WILLIAMSTOWN — Burton Luther Bailey, 78, of Flint Road, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, with his family at his bedside. Born Jan. 1, 1941, in Barre City, he was the son of J. Frank and Hazel (Williams) Bailey. He attended local elementary schools and graduated from Williamstown High School in 1958. On March 1, 1959, he married Marjorie Stone in Williamstown, and they first made their home on the dairy farm on Vesper Road that Burton bought in 1958. In 1967, Burton and Marjorie moved the family to a farm on Flint Road where they later built a new barn. In addition to being a lifelong dairy farmer, Burton started a gravel business in 1990. When not working, Burton loved hunting and fishing – teaching his children and grandchildren to love hunting and fishing, as well. He also always enjoyed a good conversation. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Bailey; his sons Tom Bailey and wife Sandie and Jeff Bailey and wife Beth, all of Williamstown; his grandchildren Sarah LaCroix and husband Marc, Josh Bailey and partner Heather Gonier, Heather Bailey and partner Matt Gilday, and Justin Bailey; his sisters Dorothy, Blanche, Edith; and his brother, David. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard Bailey; his sister, Marion Christian; and two infant children James and Janice Bailey. The service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Williamstown Lutheran Church, 2846 Graniteville Road, Williamstown. There are no calling hours. Inurnment will take place in the Williamstown Village Cemetery in the Spring. The Bailey family would like to thank both the Barre Town and Williamstown ambulance services for their kindness and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Williamstown Ambulance Service, c/o Gordon Murray, P.O. Box 646, Williamstown, VT 05679. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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My sympathy to the Bailey family. We are very sorry to hear of Burton's passing. Always enjoyed talking with him and seeing him on the hill in Williamstown/Brookfield.

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