Allison M. Bailey
January 11, 1925 - June 27, 2014
Allison M. Bailey, resident of Norwalk for many years, died on June 27, 2014. She was the daughter of Lillian Sarah Hopkins and Charles Mason Bailey and was predeceased by longtime companion Dr. John Serena, sister Margaret Mason Hurley, brothers Charles Mason Bailey and Robert Bailey, two nieces, Dolores Bailey Patterson and Allison Bailey Burritt.
She is survived by niece Beverly Foote, Nephews Robert Bailey, William Hurley of CT, Nephews Charles Bailey of Ohio and Michael Bailey of Washington, niece Cathy Loeza of Nevada and numerous grand-nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps., a graduate of the Norwalk Hospital School of Nursing. She completed a program of study in Operating Room Techniques & Management at N.Y. Polyclinic Hospital and Medical Center. She was supervisor of Operating Rooms and a Clinical Instructor at Norwalk Hospital for 10 years and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University. She pursued post-graduate study at Fairfield University. She was appointed as the first faculty member of the first Associate Degree Nursing Program established in Connecticut at the University of Bridgeport, retiring from that institution as Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences. She was a member of The National League for Nursing, was an Accreditation Site Visitor for that organization. She was also President of the Connecticut League for Nursing, a member of the Governor’s Commission to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council, member of the Board of Directors of Mid-Fairfield Hospice Inc., Board Member of the HMO Connecticut Health Plan and Board Member of Southwestern Connecticut Health Systems Agency. She was named to Who’s Who in American Education and Outstanding Educator of America. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral Services will be private under the care of Collins Funeral Home.