AUGUSTA -- Dorothy M. Bailey, 89, formerly of 215 Highland Ave., Terrace 2J, Gardiner, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with family at her side.
Born July 3, 1922, in Augusta, Dorothy was a daughter of Henry G. and Eva M. (Green) Duplessis. She married Richard M. Bailey on Thursday, June 27, 1946. The couple was married for 17 years.
Dorothy was employed by Digital Equipment Corp. until she retired in 1987. She was awarded a certificate of merit for procedural improvements on the production line. Dorothy had previously been employed by several prominent Augusta families to whom she provided in-home senior care. Prior to that, she worked at Augusta General Hospital (MaineGeneral Medical Center) as a nurse's aide, J.S. McCarthy Printers and Hudson Pulp and Paper (Statler Tissue Co.). Dorothy's passion in life was family. She loved her parents, husband, children and siblings above all else. Money or possessions never mattered. Always young at heart, she enjoyed time in the community and many road trips. Even in her 60s, she attended music concerts by Heart, INXS and others. Dorothy's final remarks were about her last long-anticipated life journey. She asked, "Am I going to heaven to be with momma?" Her family reassured her that she was, and with a twinkle in her eye she embarked.
Dorothy was predeceased in life by her husband, Richard M. Bailey (1963); father Henry G. Duplessis (1936); mother Eva M. Duplessis (Green) (1947); a child at birth; sisters Marguerite C. Trefethen (1998), Edith M. Lancaster (2000) and Janet B. Mcallister (2003); and brother Henry G. Duplessis (2006).
Dorothy is survived by two sons, Richard M. Bailey, of Randolph, and his wife, Millicent D. (Buckmore), and Scott H. Bailey of Gardiner and his life partner, Roger E. St. Pierre; one brother-in-law, Chauncey C. Lancaster, of Weeks Mills; one sister-in-law, Patricia L. Beaudoin (Bailey), of Old Orchard Beach; several nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat Penny.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2012, at Mount Hope Cemetery, lot 1-650/1, Augusta. Relatives and friends are welcome.
Please send memorial donations to Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta 04330
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