Clinton-George R. Bailey, D.D.S., 82, retired Framingham dentist, passed away peacefully at his home in Upton surrounded by family on Friday, March 19, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Wendy (Griffin) Bailey; their children: Melissa Abate & husband Mark of Hopkinton; Atty. Michael J. Bailey of Southborough; George F. Bailey & wife Kimberley of Arlington, VA; and Timothy J. Bailey & wife Catherine of Upton. He leaves his brother, Atty. Robert M. Bailey & wife Judith of Kennebunk, ME; 12 adoring grandchildren: Molly & Connor Abate, Andrew, Lindsay, Griffin, Aidan, Quinn, Erin, Megan, Kelly, Sean, and Thomas Bailey; his uncle David I. Bailey of Clinton; nephews: Robert Bailey, Jr. & wife Danielle of Sterling, Atty. Shawn Bailey & wife Hon. Kathryn Bailey of Lancaster, and their families; many cousins, extended family, and dear friends.
Son of the late George F. & Ruth Ann (Kerrigan) Bailey, George was born in Worcester. George spent time during his childhood in Worcester & Clinton and graduated from Saint John’s High School (Temple Street, Worcester), Class of 1956. He achieved his undergraduate degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. In 1964, Dr. Bailey opened his dental practice on Lincoln Street in Framingham. Dr. Bailey proudly served our nation as a Captain in the US Army Dental Corps during the Vietnam War. He returned home safely to continue his career in private practice for the next thirty years until retiring. In addition, Dr. Bailey served as the former Dental Director for Parameter Health Center, St. Patrick’s Manor, and Middlesex Manor Nursing Home. He served as a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Metropolitan District Dental Society, and Yankee Dental Congress. He proudly served his community in numerous capacities, notably as a member of the Framingham Lodge of Elks, Framingham Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, and former member and chairman of the Framingham Public Library Board of Trustees.
An avid golfer, Dr. Bailey was a former member of Framingham Country Club and the International Golf Club in Bolton, where he was well known for his love of competition and quick wit. He was happiest in the company of his family, traveling to Naples, FL during the winter months with Wendy, spending time in Kennebunk, ME or tending to his prized flower and vegetable gardens. George was a lifelong and faithful parishioner at St. Bridget's parish in Framingham for 45 years and a parishioner of St. Matthew's parish in Southborough for the past 4 years.
Calling hours will be held from 4 until 7PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton, with burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dr. George R. Bailey to: St. John’s Food for the Poor Program, 44 Temple St., Worcester, MA 01604 or Saint John’s High School, 378 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545, www.stjohnshigh.org/support. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com
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