2018-01-31 / Obituaries

Carl E. “Buck” Bailey

LONDONDERRY and COCOA, Fla. — Carl E. “Buck” Bailey, 70, of Cocoa, Florida passed away on Jan. 15, 2018. He was born on Oct. 28, 1947 to Carlin and Norma Bailey of Londonderry, Vermont.

Carl passed away peacefully at home with his wife, Paulette Picard. He was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his wife Paulette and daughters, Suzie Bailey Scorse of Rutland, Vermont, and Michele Bailey Blanchette of West Rutland, Vermont; niece Debbie Bigelow Trombly of Chester, Vermont; his brothers, Michael Bailey of Londonderry and Dennis Bailey of Springfield; sisters, Roxanna Carvage of Chester and Virginia Bailey of Earlton, New York; his grandson Ramsay, 19, and granddaughters Samantha, 26, Sage, 16, Sara, 13, and Shawna 11.

Born and raised in Londonderry, Vermont, everyone knew him as “Buck.” He enjoyed his youth on Lowell Lake, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors with his father and brothers. As well as being an avid downhill skier at Magic Mountain, later in his life he was a downhill ski racer for the VSP team.

Carl is a 1965 graduate of Chester High School. In 1970, he joined the Vermont State Police and served the Bennington and Windham counties as the VSP “outpost” in East Dorset, Vermont. He was the Firearms Instructor at the VSP academy. Carl excelled with his leadership skills with the VSP Search and Rescue team. Sgt. Carl E. Bailey retired from the VSP Rockingham Troop D barracks in 1992.

During his busy career with the VSP, Carl had a passion and great skills as a carpenter. He had built two homes for his family, one in East Dorset in 1974 and one in Londonderry in 1980.

After retirement, Carl picked up a busy second career and passion working with his Kubota.

If he wasn’t working the fields or getting wood, he was at the golf courses enjoying the retired life. He and his wife Paulette later decided to take a full-time residency in Cocoa, Florida.

A celebration of Buck’s life and career will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Chester Town Hall, Chester, Vermont.

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