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Stuart James Bailey

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June 1st 1941 to March 17th 2020 - Aged 78 Years.


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The funeral took place on Friday April 3rd 2020, of the late Stuart James Bailey.

Stuart passed away peacefully on March 17th 2020 at Clayton Manor Care Home, Congleton aged 78.

He was born in Biddulph to Charlie and Edith Bailey and later moved to Park Road in Congleton Stuart attended Lawton Hall School, in Church Lawton.

When he left school, Stuart worked at Fine Art in Holmes Chapel, where he spent the next 20 years of his career and became the commercial manager. At the age of 40 he retrained as a painter and decorator, serving the Congleton area.

He met the love of his life, Anne Brockhurst when they were both in their teens at Kinsey Street Sunday School. Anne was the daughter of the only greengrocer in Congleton. They got engaged in Abersoch and after courting for a few years they got married on 2nd June 1965 at St. Mary's Church in Astbury.

For most of his married life, Stuart could be seen at the local Band Club on a Saturday and Sunday evening. Stuart continued with providing the entertainment at the Band Club right up to 2012, when his beloved Ann sadly died. Stuart was significantly affected by losing Ann and he gave up most of his interest's.

Stuart's later years were spent focused on his family and his grand-children.

Stuart spent his final months being cared for at the Clayton Manor Care Home in Congleton, where he peacefully passed away surrounded by his closest family.

The funeral service was held a Macclesfield Crematorium and conducted by Martin McNally. Stuart was taken into the service and accompanied by 'Whatever You Want' sung by Status Quo. Alfie Boe's 'Bring Him Home' was played as a reflection and the service concluded with 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen. All the music was chosen to represent Stuart's wonderful life and eclectic music taste.

Mourners who attended the service were Adele Bosman, Simon Bosman, Anders Bosman, Paul Reeves, Vanessa Reeves, Freya Reeves and Adrian Bailey.

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