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.