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Dorothy M. (Donovan) Bailey

August 2, 2018

Dorothy M. Bailey (Donovan), 90, passed away on August 2, 2018.  She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Elbert Bailey.


Born in Providence, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Arthur and Marquerite(Stafford) Donovan.


Dorothy was employed as a retail sales clerk for Zayre Dept. Store, an inspector at the Bulova Watch Company and also worked at Victoria Creations in Warwick.


She is survived by her sons, Kenneth and is wife Janet, Richard and his wife Ann, and Ronald, her daughters Donna Kauffman and her husband Keith, and Barbara Shippee.  She also leaves a sister, Elaine Miller, and her brother, James Donovan.  She was the sister of the late Arthur Donovan, and the late Marguerite Blondel.  Dorothy is also survived by her 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a dear family friend Patricia Conti.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 10 to 11 am in the Russel J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Rd, Warwick, followed by her burial beside her beloved husband Richard in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman St #306, Providence, RI 02906. 

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter
245 Waterman Street # 306, Providence RI 02906

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