Marjorie Ann Bailey, 76, of Sanford, Fla., recently passed away surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born Dec. 30, 1936, in Brocton, N.Y., the daughter of the late Julius and Marjorie Pickett.
Marge first worked for the New York State Thruway Department before becoming one of the first female construction workers in Chautauqua County. She then worked for the United States Postal Service in Jamestown, N.Y., before retiring as a Justice of the Peace.
Marjorie (Marge) A. Bailey
Marge proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. She was one of the first women to serve on the Jamestown City Council. She was on the development committee that was responsible for designing the new City Hall building. She was a co-owner of Pope Haven campground. She was a member of the Celoron VFW. Her hobbies included painting, crafting, antiquing, listening to music, playing cribbage, and doing crosswords and Sudoku puzzles. She loved to travel and spend time talking and socializing with friends and family. She enjoyed watching her sons play softball in the summer, and could always be heard cheering for them with her Chihuahua, Bee Bee.
Surviving are her three sons: Sean Dugan, Steve (Mindy) Trapani of Falconer, N.Y., and Terry Trapani and Kelli Denton of Oceanside, Calif.; four grandchildren: Trey, Taryn, Doug and Chelsea Trapani. She is also survived by her companion of eight years, Jim Richardson of Sanford, Fla., who loved and cared for her and her dog, Bambi in her final years of life.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Fenton Bailey; and her daughter, Kerin C. Trapani.
There will be a celebration of life held at later date for family and friends.