Bayley, Sr., 91, of Cary, NC, died July
23, 2008 after a brief illness. He was born on October 29, 1916 in
Ipswich, the son of the late Grover C. and Corinne (Morin)
Bayley. Mr. Bayley
spent most of his life in Ipswich where he married his beloved wife
of 67 years, Verna M. (Falkingham)
Charlie was a graduate of the former
Manning High School in Ipswich and
studied Electrical Engineering at Wentworth Technical Institute in
Boston. He was a certified Lighting technician and, while working at
Sylvania, received a patent for an electrical switch used on
florescent lights. For most of his career he worked for GE in Lynn.
During that time he was a key contributor in the steam turbine, jet
engine, and outdoor lighting divisions. He developed a clean air
baffle for cooling GE generators on railway cars and invented the
original photo electric cell currently used to switch outdoor street
lighting on and off.
Charlie and Verna were enthusiastic
boaters and enjoyed many years of boating and fishing in and around
Ipswich Bay. They also enjoyed
music and became members of the North Shore Organ Society where
Charlie served as President and they both enjoyed many friendships.
Charlie was a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and
earned the rank of Captain in District 1, Division 4. He also served
as Commodore of the Ipswich Outboard Club and served briefly as
Ipswich Harbor Master.
Charles and Verna moved to
Cary, NC in 1986 where they enjoyed many
years of milder winters. There they enjoyed volunteering for the Red
Cross and were active members of the local Senior Citizens club
where they were honored as King and Queen. Charlie was recognized
for his participation in various town activities and was appointed
by the Cary Town Council for 2 terms as a member of the Advisory
Board for Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources.
Besides his wife, he leaves behind a
sister, Marie (Bayley)
Whiston of Ipswich; three sons, C.
Donald Bayley, Jr. and his wife
Alexandra of Cary, Clarke and wife Deborah of Carlisle, and Glenn
and his wife Pamela of Simpsonville, SC. He is also survived by four
grandchildren, Vanessa (Bayley) Grant
and Allison (Bayley) Height of Cary,
Alyssa (Bayley) Adams of Chelmsford,
Christopher Bayley of
Portland, Maine and five great-grandchildren. He
was the brother of the late Madeline Richardson,
Winifred Fridge, and Grover C. Bayley.
His funeral service will be held
Tuesday July 29 at 11 am in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, following
visitation from 9 to 11 am. Family and friends respectfully
welcomed. Interment will be in the
Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, Memorial
contributions can be made to the American Red Cross, 100 N.
Peartree Lane, Raleigh NC, 27610