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Bailey, Shirley A.

Shirley A. (Hussey) Bailey , a resident of Dedham for many years, died Tuesday March 6, 2012 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was 75. Shirley was born in Lynn, Massachusetts.  She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Minnie (Hussey) Hussey. She graduated from Beverly High School. Shirley worked for the Registry of Motor Vehicles for over 10 years in the Roslindale, Quincy and Attleboro locations. She retired in 1998. Shirley was a Life member of the VFW Auxiliary #2017, Past Commander and Life member of the DAV Auxiliary #42 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #18 all of Dedham, Past President of the Beeleek Collector’s Society and a past member of the NRA.  She worked part time as a cashier for Stop and Shop in Dedham. Shirley wanted it known that she felt blessed by the many friends she had over the many years. She was predeceased by her husband Floyd L. Bailey Jr. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Donovan of North Brookfield and her son Raymond Potocki; her sister and best friend Melvina “Mel” Anthony of Dedham; her 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is also survived by her step children, many relatives and friends. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 2-4 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.Burial in Bourne National Cemetery will be private. Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA.  02108.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Susanne Schoener
    March 11th, 2012 | 7:28 am

    To Sharon and Mel

    She was one in a million. A loyal and generous friend. I will miss her but I know her suffering is over and she’s at peace.


  2. Susan Lyons
    March 11th, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Shirley will be so very missed. She was a character and a woman of great integrity and bravery. I saw her bravery in the last few days she was here on Earth. I will never forget her.

  3. Marianne Tuohy
    March 11th, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    Mel, We are so sorry for your loss. You and Shirley were such great friends to my Mom and Dad. She always had gifts and surprises for my Mom. I remember her saving tons of toilet paper rolls to make the favors for my Dad’s retirement party which she made with love. Shirley will be missed. I know she’s with Floyd and my Mom again. God bless you.

  4. Nancy Emmons
    March 14th, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Sharon, I was so sorry to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. Remember, she will always be with you. Love never dies.

  5. Sue
    March 16th, 2012 | 6:22 am

    Sharon I can see your bright beautiful smile in your Mom. Please find comfort in knowing her love and spirit will live on through her family in those your she touched throughout her life.

    Love Sue and Gary

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