Barbara J. (Baird) Bailey

October 21, 1929 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 90)

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Torrington- Barbara Jean Bailey, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Litchfield Woods Health Care Center, Torrington. She was the beloved wife of the late James L. Bailey.

          Mrs. Bailey was born in Torrington on October 21, 1929, daughter of the late Philon and Thelma May (Brown) Baird, and had been a lifelong Torrington area resident.  She was a retired employee with General Time Co., retiring with 20 years of service, and had been employed with Busy Bee Nursery at Evangelical Baptist Church, Torrington, for over 15 years. Mrs. Bailey was known fondly as “Mrs. Busy” to many of the children at the nursery school. She enjoyed knitting, family gatherings, and loved animals.

          Survivors include a daughter, RoseAnn Bailey DallaValle of Torrington; a grandson, Robert Angelo DallaValle, Jr., of Torrington; three sisters, Thelma Lowe of OH, Dorothy Clarke Wolfe of Cornwall, and Deborah Clarke of Canaan; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bailey was predeceased by three brothers, William Baird, William Clarke, and Stephen Clarke; and a sister, Maryetta Wellersdick.

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services and burial in Newfield Cemetery, Torrington, will be held privately. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, Torrington, is in care of arrangements.

          At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Little Guild Animal Shelter, 285 Sharon-Goshen Tpke, West Cornwall, CT 06796.

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