Susan S. Bailey, a 20-year Ridgefield resident,

Word has been received that Susan S. Bailey, a 20-year Ridgefield resident, died at her home in Hebron, on June 27 after what her family described as “a 15-year, hard-fought battle with multiple sclerosis.” She was 67 and the wife of Ralph Bailey.

She was born July 23, 1945, in Yonkers, N.Y.,   daughter of the late James T. and Edith R. Schofield of Westmore, Vt. She attended public schools in Greenwich and received a full scholarship to Smith College, graduating 1967. She worked for more than 35 years as a  senior systems analyst and programmer.

An avid reader, gardener, bird watcher and NFL Patriots fan, Ms. Bailey also enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, boating, fishing, and kayaking.

She was “adventurous, avant garde, an amazing woman with an incomparable sense of humor,” her family said. “Her red hair was her crowning glory. She will be missed by many for a very long time.

She is survived by husband Ralph Bailey of Westmore, a daughter, Lynn Witty and husband, Sean, of Newtown Center, Mass. and son Ken Bailey and wife, Deb, of Daniel Island, S.C.;   five grandchildren: Jacob, Luke, Ethan Henry, Caroline and Lauren;  and a brother, James F. Schofield, and his wife, Kylea, of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Interment was at Lake View Cemetery in Westmore. Contributions in her memory may be made to the MS Society or the Ridgefield VNA.