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Grant A Bailey

10/20/1954 - 06/13/2018
Service Date: 06/30/2018
Service Time: 4:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: Pleasant View Cemetery

Grant A Bailey, of Phoenix, AZ, born on October 20, 1954 in Morristown, VT to the late Daisy Shedd Bailey and the late Howard (Tip) Bailey, passed away unexpectedly at age 63 on June 13, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona. He was an Engineer at IES Communications. Grant is survived by his wife, Nancy Quinn Bailey, his son, SSgt Owen R Bailey, USMC, Daughter-in-law Natalie Triolo Bailey and grandchildren, Cooper Warren Bailey and Rhett Declan Bailey; his sisters, Gale Parkhurst, Glenda Manning, Glee Stoddard, and Gyla Dziobek; Donations in Grant’s name to LAMOILLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, (PO Box 96, Hyde Park, VT 05655; Phone: (802)888-3502; Fax: (802)888-2562) are welcome and appreciated. Friends and family are welcome to attend the visitation on Saturday, June 30 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Bunker Family Funeral Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona, 85201. A funeral service and burial will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, Vermont, at date to be determined later.

Grant moved to AZ to be near his son and family.  His two grandchildren Cooper and Rhett, called him “Bumpa”, loved being with him because he played with them, took them on walks and explained things like the stars and moon to them.  He adored those little guys.  Grant formerly resided in Henderson, KY, Dickson, TN and Williston, VT and Morrisville, VT. Because of his reputation in New England, one of Grant’s most accomplished career moments was in 1993, he was asked to accept a temporary position (8 months) as a fire alarm technical service representative by Perini International and Wilbros Engineering in Egypt, under the Camp David Peace Accord, Peace Victor III at Cairo East Air Base.  He supervised installation, final connection, start-up and programming of the fire alarm systems, Access Control and Mass Notification system, associated networks for the Cairo East Air Base, (approximately 250 buildings). Grant was a police officer for Stowe, VT Police and  the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Departments. He worked tirelessly on engineering and designing Life Safety Systems such as Fire and Security Systems, Infant Abduction Systems, Electronic Access  Systems and more.  He liked to think that he saved some lives because of his systems.



  • Grant was one of my favorite people to work with. I am truly saddened by his passing, and for the tremendous loss to his family and the grief they are going through.

  • Christine Hayford

    So sad to hear of Grant’s passing. He was truly a wonderful man and will be missed by many. My condolences to the Bailey’s. My prayers to all of you

  • Vic Eicker (Randolph)

    Met Grant in Peoples Academy when we had 2 years left. He was a good friend. A few double dates after school was passed, then another step in life. Good times, good memories. Condolences to all who love and will miss him.

  • Patsy Shedd French

    Grant and I attended school together all 12 years. I always knew he would be successful in whatever career he chose. I’ll remember him with fondness and my deepest condolence to his family and friends. Till we meet again, love your cousin Pat

  • Scott Springer

    I only knew Grant for a short time, but in that time I learned a lot from him and had the utmost respect for him as a co-worker and a person. All the best Nancy and family. You’re in our prayers.

  • I didn’t know Grant for very long. But in the short time I worked with him, he was the highlight of coming in for that daily grind. Always positive and full of energy. Always took the time to ask how you were doing. It won’t be the same, he will never be forgotten. Cheers to a brilliant man.

  • Rhonda Tillotson Schriber

    I was shocked and saddened to hear about Grants passing. We went to school together all 12 years and we also were neighbors growing up.
    I always knew Grant would go far in life!!
    He always was a good friend of mine.
    He always helped me with Math and would drill me on questions for test at school!! I always appreciated that. I always appreciated Grant!! He had such a sense of humor!!
    You will be so missed Grant.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this very difficult time.
    RIP Grant, until we meet again

  • Samantha Hill

    I remember the first time I met Grant thinking what a kind and gentle person. When I saw him play with Copper and Rhett, he was always patient. I remember him teaching Cooper how to walk as a baby. It was such a precious moment. Those boys were lucky to have such a devoted and loving ‘Bumpa’.

    He is forever loved and greatly missed. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy to Nancy, Wendy, Owen, Natalie, the Bailey boys, and Grant’s sisters.

    -The Hills

  • Gale Parkhurst

    Nancy, Owen & Natalie & sons. It is with deep sorrow that I’m signing this quest book. I know how much you love him and how much he loved his family. In one of our many talks Grant told me that all he ever wanted to do in life was to make his family proud, and only God would be his judge as to if he had done enough. My heart tells me God has spoken! “Well G.B. Mission Accomplished”. Signed his loving sister Gale Parkhurst, Brother in Law Herb & family.

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