Robert Baily, formerly of Kennett Square

Robert Baily, 69, of Frankford, Del. died peacefully on July 25, at Beebe Memorial Hospital in Lewes, Del.

Robert Baily

He is preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Ruggieri Baily and his parents, Joseph S. and Marjorie MacCloskey Baily. He is survived by his daughters Mary Lou (Nick) Coutts and Alison Beth Baily, his sister Betsy Mackenzie, and his grandsons Joey and Jake Coutts. He is further survived by numerous life-long friends and extended family.

Bob or “Baily” as he was affectionately known, grew up in Kennett Square. He was a 1966 graduate of Kennett High School where he played soccer. Bob attended Goldey Beacom College, graduating with a degree in business. Bob was a well-known bartender at the Anvil Inn and other popular night spots in and around Kennett Square.

He married the love of his life Debbie and became a vice president in the banking industry where he remained for 25 plus years. After the untimely early passing of his wife Debbie, he focused on raising his two daughters and devoting his life to them.

Baily always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. He was a lifelong Philadelphia sports enthusiast. His favorite spot was sitting on his beach chair at the Outer Banks.

A Memorial Meeting for Worship will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Kennett Friends Meeting House, 125 W Sickle St, Kennett Square, Pa. 19348. Burial will be held privately at the Old Kennett Friends Cemetery.

Bob was the fortunate recipient of an organ donation in 2009.  His family is grateful for the additional years that they had with him as a result. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends and loved ones become an organ donor or contribute to The Gift of Life in his name

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with Bob’s family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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