It is with sadness that The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum community http://www.shellmuseum.org/ reports the passing of Mr. Francis P. Bailey, Jr., of Sanibel, Florida. A past mayor of Sanibel and a quintessential leader of our island's community, Francis Bailey was, among his many leadership roles and commitments, a past board member and strong supporter of the Shell Museum. The Shell Museum as we know it could only exist thanks to Francis Baileys' generosity: with his late brothers John and Sam, he donated the land on which the Shell Museum was built. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Francis Bailey's wife June and his family. The Bailey family is planning a community celebration of the life of Francis Bailey on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
Francis Bailey's wonderful life
The patriarch of Sanibel Island
by John Dudley 1995