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Jeanette E. Bailey

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Jeanette E. Bailey Obituary
Bailey, Jeanette E.
Jeanette E. (Warzecha) Bailey, of Portland, CT, also known as Babcia, Ciocia, mom, Mrs. B., was born during the Winter of 1921 in Middletown, CT. She passed away peacefully in her own home at the age of 96 during the Summer of 2018. She was the daughter of Alexandra (Alice) and Joseph Warzecha, both born in Poland. Married to Edgar W. Bailey, also of Middletown, CT, where they met at the Goodyear Factory in Middletown, CT. Together they raised 8 children, Marianne Pritchard (George) – OH; Michael Bailey – CT; Walter Bailey – MO; Joseph Bailey (Lisa) – MA; Jeffery Bailey (Christine) – MA; Joanne Canalas (Maximo) – CT; Rita Walsh (Steven) – NH; Christopher Bailey – AK. She is also proud grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Theresa and brothers, Walter (Andy), Edward (Eddie), Charles (Charlie), Joseph (Hawk), Louis (Louie), George (Salty), and Theodore (Teddy). Jeanette not only raised 8 children, but enjoyed a life-long career as a Registered Nurse. Jeanette trained in Concord. NH at what once was the State Hospital. Jeanette, after her training, WWII broke out and Jeanette served in the United States Army, ranked 1st Lieutenant. Jeanette loved her visits for Germany, England, Switzerland, and Ireland to name a few. She not only loved being a nurse but the opportunities it presented to her travel and meet all kinds of wonderful people. Outside of nursing, she enjoyed spending time with family away from home as well as at home. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, ceramics, reading, gardening, word search puzzles, movies (action packed) and going to shows. Musicals were her favorite. She always had the radio on in the kitchen and would often be heard singing while working. Her greatest pleasure was her family. Recently, she was talking with one of her grandson's and stated that what brought her the most joy in life was knowing that her family was happy, healthy, and everyone got along. She was always doing little things that brought great joy to people. Simple things like baking an apple pie, sending a birthday card – the old fashioned way; snail mail. In lieu of flowers carry on this tradition. Pay it forward. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jessica Roehr and the Hospice team at Middlesex Hospital. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, on Friday (July 13th) from 5 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday (July 14th) at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Freestone Ave., Portland. Burial, with military honors, will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown. To share memories or express condolences online please visit
Published in Middletown Press on July 12, 2018
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