We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at B. C. Bailey Funeral Home
It’s with a very heavy heart that my sister and I have lost our beautiful mother on June 21, 2022, at the age of 97.
She was an avid reader. She read 109 books in the course of a year. We spent a lot of time at the library, and I took notice on one of our visits that she pulled a book out and quickly put it back. I said, “Mom, why aren’t you reading the flaps?” She said that she looks at the last page because she would mark an “x” if she had read it – and believe me when I say, most had an “x”…
She spent her days making afghans and doing needlepoint. There isn’t a wall in this house without her work of art on it, or pillows on the furniture. She enjoyed making special gifts for her little pals next door – Emma and Kate. Mom is quite literally the Oprah of afghans…You get an afghan…you get an afghan…EVERYBODY GETS AN AFGHAN!
She was a graduate of Plainville High School where she met Helen. They became fast friends at the age of 14. Each had several siblings. It was Helen’s brother, Harry, that saw Mom and pursued her for many years until he finally won her heart. Sadly, we lost Dad in 1996.
Mom worked in retail when we were very young, then started working at UConn Health Center and retired from there after 20 years to take care of Dad. After we lost him, she decided she wanted to go back to work. She worked in retail again full-time, and then retired again at the age of 87. I moved back home with her 10 years ago, and I feel incredibly blessed that I had the opportunity to spend so much quality time with her.
She leaves behind my sister Pattie of Blodgett, OR, and me, Sandy (Sam) of Unionville, CT. She also leaves behind her fur grandchildren; cats, Katerina Ballou and Pollyanna Pumpkinhead; and dogs, Oscar P. Meyer and Suzi Q. The all miss her terribly.
We are comforted knowing that she is back in Dad’s arms. I want to thank a few people for their love over so many years, including Margaret Hughes of Unionville, Margaret Newman of Unionville, and Andy Dikens of Winsted. A very special thanks also to our neighbor Zofia O’Neil for all of her love, help, and support this past month, and to Liza Britton for her incredible kindness, love, and friendship. We were blessed with wonderful neighbors who came to help during this difficult time.
Mom loved living here in Lake Garda since 1960. Our house is filled with so many happy memories. We are not going to have a service for her. However, in Mom’s name, please bake something or extend a handmade gift to someone you love. B.C. Bailey Funeral Home of Wallingford, Connecticut is honored to have been entrusted with her arrangements and care.