Gloria Bailey

Aug 06, 2018

Gloria Jean (Benner) Bailey of Belfast passed away at her home on July 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Gloria was born June 13, 1942, in Belfast to Earl William (Bill) and Doris (Kelley) Benner. She graduated from Crosby High School in 1961 (Gloria's nickname in school was Chickie) and married Roland ("Butch") Bailey in 1962; they had two children together. She was a mother who worked various jobs through the years. She was a teacher at Head Start, worked the line at Stinson Canning and then made shoes at Waldo Shoe. Later on she was a machine operator at Pro Machine in Lincolnville and W.S. Enterprises in Coopers Mills, where she retired. Later, she enjoyed her home, her flowers and bird watching, so much so she would call her neighbors wanting to know where the hummingbirds were sighted. She also occasionally loved playing beano at the Belfast McDonalds, drinking coffee at the Belfast Co-op, Watching boat and foot traffic downtown, crossword puzzles and watching the Fox News Channel. Gloria and her mother Doris were always on the road going out to eat and shopping on the weekends. She always welcomed any family and friends who stopped by for a visit.

She was predeceased by her parents, several uncles, cousins and two special Springer Spaniels named Lacey and Lilly.

She leaves behind her children, Shawn Bailey and wife Susan of Belfast, and Penney Bailey of Belfast; grandchild Jayme Riley and husband Bruce Riley Jr. of Searsmont; brother John Benner and wife Belinda, and cousins.

The family would like to thank doctors James Delehanty and David Derguson for her care. Gloria also spoke fondly of Mia.

There will be a graveside service announced at a later date.

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