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In Memoriam
Grangers remember Geraldine Bailey

By Lakeville Journal (4/25/08)

  APRIL 25, 2008 --

Geraldine Elizabeth Bailey, 86, formerly of Cornwall, died Thursday, April 17, 2008 at Laurel Hill Health Care in Winsted.

She was born in Torrington on Dec. 26, 1921, the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Schuster) and James Fahey.

Mrs. Bailey was a graduate of Torrington High School and Metropolitan Nursing School in New York City. She was employed as an R.N. at many area hospitals and health-care facilities, and also worked in the kitchen at Marvelwood School and at Mohawk Ski Area.

She was a polling official at many local elections. She was a longtime member of the Cornwall Grange.

Mrs. Bailey is survived by six children, Christine Morin, and her husband, Richard, of Torrington, June Gustafson and her husband, William E., of East Canaan, Frank J. Bailey of Torrington, Geraldine Nivolo and her husband, James, of Litchfield, Jean Seitz and her husband, James, of Torrington and Rita Beatty and her husband, William, of Sparta, Tenn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lillian Wentworth of Waterbury; and a brother, Kenneth, and his wife, June Fahey, of Wakefield, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Warren Wentworth.

Friends may call on Thursday, April 24, 6 to 8 p.m., at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave., Torrington.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 4 North St., Norfolk, at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Torrington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department or Volunteer Ambulance.



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