Charles A. Baily, Jr.
July 17, 1926 - September 6, 2017
Charles A. Baily, Jr., 91, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 while a resident of Maplewood Orange in Orange, CT. Previously he resided in North Bergen, NJ and the Bronx, NY.
Charles was born on July 17, 1926 in the Bronx, NY, the oldest son of the late Charles A, Sr. and Gladys Cummings Baily. He was predeceased by his sister Joan Baily Coughlan, his brother John Leon Baily and his long-time friend Eileen Murphy.
Charles attended Cardinal Hayes High School, and then graduated from The College of the Holy Cross as part of the Naval V-12 program in 1947. Later he attended Columbia University earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering, specializing in soil mechanics. Charles worked as an engineer on many important projects in the NYC area including the Tappan Zee Bridge, the 1964 New York Worlds Fair, the World Trade Center and the NYC water supply aqueducts.
Charles was a lifelong NY Yankees fan and played golf and skied well into his seventies. Additionally, Charles was a longtime member of the Westchester Radio Aero Modelers often spending hundreds of hours building his gliders from scratch.
He is survived by his cousins Mary Fuller of Buzzards Bay, MA and Kathy Gibson of Waltham, MA, his sister-in-law Patricia Baily of Poquoson, VA, and 8 nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home at 92 East Ave in Norwalk, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 203 East Ave in Norwalk, CT. Burial will follow in Gates of Heaven Cemetery at 10 West Stevens Ave in Hawthorne NY.