MERIDEN- Dorothy M. Haley, 85, of Meriden and formerly of Wallingford, beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Haley, departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, after a long courageous battle with cancer at the Masonic Healthcare Hospice in Wallingford, surrounded by her loving family.
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Dorothy was born in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 29, 1928, a daughter of the late James and Anna (Curtis) Milazzo. She was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. Dorothy enjoyed playing bingo and bocce, and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Joseph Haley and his wife, Donna, of Rhode Island, Justin Haley and his fiancé, Joann Pulisciano, of Hamden, and Judith Malinowski and her husband, David, of Pennsylvania; along with her five grandchildren, Jessica, Daniel, Joseph, Robert, and Cameron. Dorothy also leaves her sister-in-law, Dorothy Bowes, of Maryland; and many nieces and nephews. Among her many friends Dorothy leaves her dear friends the Pasquarillo family. She is preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Carnes.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the B. C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm St., Wallingford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Wallingford. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Smilow Cancer Hospital Closer to Free Fund, P.O. Box 7611, New Haven, CT 0519. To leave a message of hope and remembrance or for directions please visit
Published in The Record-Journal on Dec. 5, 2013
B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492