Obituary: Kathleen ‘Kash’ (Stanish) Bailey, 83

obituariesKathleen “Kash” (Stanish) Bailey, 83, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 10, 2016. She had been the loving wife of the late Gordon “Rocket” Bailey for 53 years.

Born April 10, 1933 in Plantsville to the late Joseph and Mary (Zygmunt) Stanish, she had been a lifelong Plantsville resident.

For 19 years, Kathleen worked in the library at N. Center School as a paraprofessional for the Southington Board of Education. She was a member of the Southington Festival Chorale for many years. Kathleen was a lifelong member and assistant organist of the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Shea and her husband John of Plantsville and two sons: Jim Bailey of Plantsville and David Bailey and his wife Karen of E. Granby;

4 grandchildren: Leslie Flood and her husband Jason of Southington; Mackenzie and Brendan Shea and Ryan Bailey and his longtime girlfriend Melissa Bentley, all of Plantsville and 3 great-grandchildren: Penelope Flood and Cora and Maverick Bailey. She is also survived by her sister Cynthia Kopcza of Bristol and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Paul Stanish.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the Holy Trinity PNCC, 200 Summer St., Southington, CT 06489.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Holy Trinity PNCC, 200 Summer St., Southington. Burial will follow in the Holy Trinity PNC Cemetery, Southington. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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