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Norman John Bailey GROTON — Norman John Bailey, 78, of Scott Highway, died on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care in Lebanon, New Hampshire, following a period of declining health. Norman was born in Groton on June 18, 1941, to Edward Addison and Beryl Margaret (Whitehill) Bailey. On July 6, 1964, he married Sharon M. Frost. For 44 years, he was employed by Rock of Ages as a bar operator and truck driver. Norman was a dedicated family man to his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas, caring for his home and vegetable gardening. He enjoyed camping, attending ballgames, playing cards and dancing. He also enjoyed going for car rides. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Sharon M. (Frost) Bailey, on Jan. 26, 2017; and his brother, Kenneth E. Bailey, on June 22, 1993. He is survived by two daughters Lisa Murtagh and husband Alvin, of Groton, and Lynn Farquharson and husband Corey, of South Ryegate; five grandchildren Brandy and Chris Pelow, Amanda Murtagh and fiance Kevin Defosse, Chelsea Farquharson, Ryan Farquharson and Evan Farquharson; two sisters Lois Welch, of Wells River, and Patricia Hood, of North Haverhill, New Hampshire; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch St., Woodsville, New Hampshire. A funeral service will be on Friday, Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Groton United Methodist Church with Pastor Candace Ricker officiating. Burial will follow in the Groton Village Cemetery. For more information or to offer an online condolence, please visit www.rickerfh.com. Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.

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