Tonawanda News

April 30, 2013

Esther Bailey

The Tonawanda News


Esther (nee Smith) Bailey, age 76, of North Tonawanda, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 29, 2013 at DeGraff Memorial Hospital. Born in Westfield, New York, she was the daughter of the late Rolland and Florence (nee Converse) Smith and had been a resident of North Tonawanda for the greater part of her life.  Mrs. Bailey had been employed at Nabisco in Buffalo for more than 44 years until retiring in 2003. A Bingo Inspector in North Tonawanda for many years, she was an avid bowler and member of Rapids Senior Bowling League. She was the wife of the late John A. Bailey, who died in 1978.
She is survived by her four sons, John (Laura) Bailey, David (Cheryl) Bailey, Glen (Judy) Bailey and Brian (LeAnn) Bailey; two sisters, Mary (Philip) Willsie and Alice (James) Carlson; and two brothers, Ronald Smith and Donald Smith. Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Thursday at the Hamp Funeral Home, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda, where funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday. Friends invited.
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