Tuesday, November 11, 2008
David A. Bagley, Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards & Winery Owner Age 57, of Valois, NY, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, November 6, 2008 . The family will receive friends and relatives at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St, Watkins Glen, on Thursday, Nov 13, from 6-8pm. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, November 14, at 6:00pm at the Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards and Winery in Valois , NY. Dave was the owner and wine maker at Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards and Winery in Valois, NY. He loved life and was passionate about hunting pheasants with his Labradors and fishing with Bear. One could find him enjoying a nice glass of champagne with good company, shooting clay birds, or witnessing the beautiful sunsets from a rocking chair on his deck. He loved his country and his kids more than life itself. Dave was a memorable character, anyone who met him once would always remember him. He will be dearly missed. In Dave's words; "This too shall pass" and "It is what it is, Darlin". He is survived by his children, Guy Bagley of Los Angeles, CA, Matthew Bagley of Corning, Brittany Bagley of Valois, step-son, Sean Brown, of Valois; father, George F. Bagley of Orono, ME, brothers, George Bagley of Orono, ME, Bruce (Anne) Bagley of Kansas City, KS; fiancée, Punky Brown of Valois, and the extended Bagley family, R.J., Jodie Pulkinen, Mikey Rodrigues, Derek Smith, Justin Boyette, Mike Steinruck, Laura Copp, Thomas Harbot, and Kim Karius; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.You may view his memorial online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.