Brattleboro - Catherine Nichols, “Cathy” Bailey, 72, of Fairview Village, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Cathy was born in Brattleboro on January 17, 1945 the daughter of Leo and Nellie (Snow) Nichols. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro attending Brattleboro public schools.
She had been employed as a weaver working at Basketville in Putney where she retired from following many years of faithful service with the company. More recently and up until her illness she took on a housekeeping position.
Of her leisure time activities, Cathy loved to crochet and make blankets for her family members. She also enjoyed coloring and puzzles. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and cackling laugh which will be missed terribly.
On January 26, 1965 she was married to Dennis Bailey who predeceased her on March 26, 2004.
Survivors include, one daughter, Lynda Myers of Brattleboro, three sisters, Marie Albright, Nellie Frost and Patricia Nichols, and one brother, Raymond Nichols.
Additionally, she leaves, Linda Waite and husband Bradley, Richard Bailey and wife Penny, Arnold Bailey and wife Tina, Jerry Bailey and wife Janice, Philip Bailey and wife Joann, Wayne Bailey and his wife Dixie, all brother and sisters-in-law, several nieces, nephews and two nieces who held a special place in her heart, Heidi Johnson and Wendy Gouin. One very special great niece who stole her heart and she talked about all the time, Breanna Waite.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Henry, Harold and Donald Nichols, two sisters, Carol Nichols and Pauline Nichols and her beloved in-laws, Arnold and Lillian Bailey.
A memorial gathering will be held in the springtime at a date and place to be announced. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery on Orchard Street.
Memorial contributions in Cathy’s name may be made to the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.