Josephine M. Bailey

September 10, 1928June 7, 2019

Josephine M. (Corona) Bailey, 90, of Marlborough and formerly East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019. Born in Hartford on September 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Antoinette (Tedesco) Corona. Josephine worked for The Hartford and CT Mutual Insurance Company. She loved playing cards and spending time with her family. More than anything, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be forever missed by her two sons, Richard R. Bailey, Sr. and wife Joyce and Ronald Bailey and wife June, all of Marlborough; her daughter, Patricia Stambrouskas and husband Tony of East Hartford; four adored grandchildren, Rick, Tammy, Erin and Bre-anne and nine cherished great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Bernard Corona and wife Louise of East Hartford; her sister, Madeline Corona of East Hartford and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Special thanks to the staff of Marlborough Health Care and Constellation Hospice for the outstanding care and comfort provided to Josephine. A very special thanks to her sister and best friend Madeline for her compassion and care during Josephine’s illness.

Calling hours will be Wednesday (June 12) from 9-10:30 a.m. at the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher Church, 538 Brewer St., East Hartford. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations in Josephine’s memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share a memory of Josephine with her family, please visit


  • Public Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Josephine M. Bailey

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