Richard L Bailey

July 12, 1925March 26, 2013

His family is deeply grieved to announce the sudden passing on 26 March of Richard L. Bailey of Madison. He graced our lives for 87 years. Dick was born on 12 July 1925 in New Britain to Charles and Anna Becker Bailey. He graduated from New Britain High School in 1943, and then proudly served in the Air Force during World War II. Dick worked for SNETCo for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and son who always provided the highest level of care, guidance, and example to his family. Dick was also a consummate outdoorsman. In addition to his deeply beloved wife of 59 years, Constance Monkiewicz Bailey, Dick leaves behind his daughter Margaret, her husband James, and their children, Andrew and Heather Vernon. A memorial service and celebration of Dick’s life will be held on Friday 5 April at 11AM at the Lutheran Church of Madison. Interment will occur at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Madison Ambulance Service or the Scranton Library in Madison. To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Memorial Service Friday, April 5, 2013

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Deb Pearson

April 6, 2013

Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Bailey was such a kind and gentle soul--I always looked forward to his visits to Wesleyan. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy. With sympathy and love--Deb, John, and JP

Jane Marcellus

April 4, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Bailey's death. My condolences to Mrs. Bailey, Margaret, the rest of the family and friends.

Diane MacLean Boumenot

April 3, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Bailey's death. Please accept my condolences for the entire family.

April 3, 2013

May all your happy memories help to sustain you through this very difficult time. Sincerely, Sharon & Richard Bower

Thomas Riley

April 3, 2013

Sorry to hear of Dick's passing I always enjoyed talking to him every time I went to your house.