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Linda Bailey

Linda Simard Bailey, 59 of North Pointe Apartments, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 with her devoted and loving husband Will by her side, after a long brave battle with cancer.

Born in Cohoes, she was the daughter of Joan Roberts Simard of Troy and the late Eugene Simard and wife of Willard D. Bailey of Clifton Park, they were married for 26 years.

Raised and educated in Lansingburgh, she was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, class of 1974. Linda worked at the Eddy Memorial Nursing Home in Troy as a certified nursing assistant for 18 years. Linda was a very kind and giving person to all who knew her. She was devoted to her family and they were a great source of joy. During her many years of fighting her cancer, she never gave up on caring for her patients at the Eddy. She was a member of the U.S. Health Care Association.

Survivors in addition to her loving husband, Will, include her daughter Rebecca O'Donnell (Fred) of Troy, her son Paul O'Donnell (Amy) of Wynantskill, a stepson Kyle Bailey of Rensselaer, six grandchildren, her siblings Earl Simard of Schenectady, Barbara Biette (Gary) of Troy, Dawn Simard (Bud Mitchell) of Troy, Arthur Simard (Annette) of Troy, Christopher Simard of Troy, mother in law Lillian Burr of Latham, sisters in law Beverly Peyser and Linda Carman. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Courtney Bellomo at New York Oncology Hematology for all her support and care.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oakwood Bible Church, 260 Oakwood Avenue, Troy with Rev. James Dujack officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Oakwood Bible Church prior to the service.

Burial will follow the services at the Oakwood Bible Cemetery, Troy.

Please visit Linda's everlasting book of memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Visitation Details

Saturday, February 13th, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am, Oakwood Bible Church

Service Details

Saturday, February 13th, 2016, 11:00am, Oakwood Bible Church

Interment Details

Oakwood Bible Cemetery

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I spent almost half my life with you and I will spend the rest of it longing to be with you again

Mar 3 2016 12:00 AM

Bailey Family I want to express my sincere condolences on your loss. At times like these the scriptures are a great source of comfort, especially the promises found at Acts 24:15 along with Ps 37:29. May God continue to be with your family.

marsha Feb 15 2016 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace Grammy Bailey. You were a wonderful lady!

Feb 14 2016 12:00 AM

We only got to meet with you once Ms. Linda, but what a precious Godly flower. I thank God that he sent you to my brother Will and that together you both touched the world. What a precious flower of His love and grace.

Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

I'll always remember you as a strong woman with a beautiful smile....

Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

Love You Grammy RIP

Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

You will be remembered by many

Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

R.I.P. our Special Angel. We will miss you.

Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

Dave and I will miss you. Our fondest memory of you was 2 summers ago when you and Will came to the house for a picnic. You had such a great time. I can remember you said it was so peaceful here, you didn't want to leave. Rest in Peace till we meet again. We Love you

Lynda Carman Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

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