BRUNSWICK — Doris May Bailey, 83, died Feb. 18 at Horizons Living Center.
She was born in Greenville on Nov. 26, 1928, the daughter of George and Gertrude Raymond Libby. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1946 and from Maine General School of Nursing in Portland in 1949.
In April of 1950 she began working at Bath Memorial Hospital, first as an operating room nurse and later as a 3-11 supervisor. In 1970 she resumed work in the operating department and became supervisor for that department. She retired due to ill health in 1982 after 32 years of service.
In 1985 she and her husband Clayton began spending winters in Largo, Fla., and after his retirement they traveled all around the country. She greatly enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends.
During her spare time she enjoyed cooking, reading, playing cards and Bingo. After her husband’s death, she enjoyed spending her winters in San Diego with her son and his family and their dog Mackenzie, who was her constant companion.
Her beloved husband, Clayton, died on July 6, 1991. She was also predeceased by her parents; her brother, Francis G. Libby; and sister, Octavia M. Gallagher.
Bailey is survived by her son, Richard C. Bailey and his wife, Barbara, of San Diego; daughter, Cynthia D. Frazier and her husband, Randall, of Lisbon Falls; four granddaughters, Jennifer L. Caron and her husband, David, of Brunswick, Jessica A. Layne and her husband, Dennis, of Mesa, Ariz., Joanna M. Adinolfi and her husband, Richard, of East Northport, N.Y., and Julia M. Bailey of San Diego; and two great-granddaughters, Arianna E. L. Caron and Amelia C. Adinolfi.
Visiting hours took place Feb. 21 at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery in Woolwich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bath Area Food Bank, c/o Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath, ME 04530 or the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.