Passing of Edward P. Bailey, First Selectman of Middlefield


Edward Bailey’s Obituary  ∗∗∗

On behalf of the Town of Middlefield’s Board of Selectmen, Robert Yamartino and Carol Bufithis, and town staff, it is with profound sadness and grief that we announce that Edward P. Bailey, First Selectman of Middlefield, passed away on Wednesday, December 8th.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and associates.

Ed has been the First Selectman of Middlefield since 2015 and was recently re-elected in November.  He also served as a member of the Board of Selectman for 6 years prior.

Ed had a passionate love for the Town of Middlefield.  He helped Middlefield to thrive and improve the lives of all its citizens.  A mariner at heart, he navigated our town through many challenges; the great recession, COVID-19 pandemic, always with an optimistic outlook for the future of our town.

Ed’s dedication to public service extended well beyond the borders of the town of Middlefield.  His impact was deeply felt in the Town of Durham and the Regional School District 13 where Ed’s presence always fostered a beneficial shared partnership.  He was active in many organizations, boards and commissions throughout the state of Connecticut. Ed’s actions in service to those boards and commissions always had a profound effect.

Among the many boards and commissions, Ed currently serves on:

  • Lower Connecticut River Council of Governments (Secretary)
  • Lower CT River Land Trust
  • Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, MIRA (Director)
  • Middlesex County Revitalization Commission
  • Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
  • Plainville-Southington Heath District (Chairman)
  • Estuary Transit District
  • Water Pollution Control Authority (former Chairman)
  • Middlefield Senior Advisory Board
  • Middlefield Lions

Until such time as a replacement has been appointed by the Board of Selectmen, Selectman Robert Yamartino will assume the duties and responsibilities of the First Selectman.

Town Offices Address

Town of Middlefield
393 Jackson Hill Rd
P.O. Box 179
Middlefield, CT 06455


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