Alice Bailey

Obituary of Alice H. Bailey

(Albion) Alice Hucknall Bailey age 92 died April 20, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 20, 1927, in Barre Center, a daughter of the late George and Mabel (Greene) Hucknall, and lived in this area all of her life. Alice graduated from the Genesee School of Nursing in 1948 and started her career at the original Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital as an operating room nurse and in later years worked at the Orleans County Nursing Home. In 1949 she married her childhood sweetheart Carson Bailey and raised five devoted daughters. She was always busy, she could be found at any time volunteering in the community, canning, sewing, making wine, beekeeping or any other of her numerous hobbies. She was a Cornell Master Gardener and enjoyed planning and tending her gardens. She was a lifelong member of the Barre Center Presbyterian Church and a dedicated member of the True Blue Club putting on countless dinners and events. Through her life she used her nursing skills to care for many sick friends and family members. She was a very involved and active grandmother and was famous for her homemade pizza and popcorn. Alice obtained her pilots license at the age of 47 and was known locally as the Flying Grandmother. She and her husband Carson flew together often and were co-pilots on many adventures. They both loved to travel and explore different areas of the world. In later years they spent winters in their Titusville, Florida home. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her daughter Carol (Martin) Bailey Basinait. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Carson; daughters Nancy (Edward) Zielonko, Rebecca Bailey, Janice (John) Travis, Molly (Craig) Tuohey; grandchildren Lisa (Jon) Pritchard, Stacey (Nathan) Basinait, Joshua (Rebecca) Kirby, Patrick Kirby, Jamie (Michael) Bushaw, Russell (Lindsay) Hapeman, Jason (Tanya) Hapeman, Carson (Alicia) Hapeman; great-grandchildren Carol, Amelia, Finn, Eli, Riley, Violet, Alice, Bright and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date to be announced. Private burial will be in Mount Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Barre Center Presbyterian Church, 4706 Oak Orchard Road, Albion NY 14411. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. To share a special memory of Alice please visit
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