Michael J. Bailey

Michael J. Bailey, 50, passed away suddenly at his home in Northville on Monday, July 21.

Mike is survived by his loving wife Mindy of 28 years. They were married in Northville on August 9, of 1986.

Mike graduated from Northville Central School in 1983. He was a self-employed logger for 15 years before changing careers. For the past 14 years he worked for Bast Hatfield, as a mason.

Mike is lovingly remembered by his wife, Mindy; children, Melissa, Noah and Seth; father, Robert (Sue) Bailey; mother, Susan (Don) Ellis; mother-in-law, Penny Gleaves; father-in-law, Russ Gleaves; brothers, Bobby (Cathy) Bailey, Ed (Adelia) Bailey; sisters, Lisa (Jack) Goodberlet, Amy (Ty Cramer) Baker, Heidi (Kim) Colson; brothers-in-law, Russ (Candee) Gleaves, Tom (Jennifer Strauss) Gleaves, stepbrothers, Donald and Arthur Edwards, Steve (Mona) Ellis, Richard (Brandee) Ellis; stepsisters, Joy (Pete) Allen and Suzanne Wintermute; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mike was known as a happy, easygoing, gentle giant and was known for his giggle. He loved to spend time with his family and friends and enjoyed hunting, fishing and four wheeling.

The Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge Street, Northville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacandaga Helping Hands, P.O. Box 993, Northville, NY 12134. Condolences may be made to the family online at