Obituary of Sandra Bailey
~ Sandra Jean Ashman Bailey, 75, of Fort Covington, NY., passed away peacefully at her home, on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Born in Malone, NY., March 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Ida Ramsey Ashman. She attended Fort Covington High School and graduated from N.C.C.C. in Malone, NY., in 1986 with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.
On May 30, 1964, she was united in marriage to Daniel I. Bailey at St. Mary’s Church, in Fort Covington, NY. He predeceased her on August 22, 1971.
After Daniel’s death, Sandra saw to the care of her children, to whom she was completely and entirely devoted. On December 26, 1986, she began her career working at Northstar Industries in Malone, NY, where she was employed as a developmental disabilities service provider for twenty seven years.
Sandra was passionate about helping those who had difficulty helping themselves, and it was at Northstar Industries that Sandra left a legacy of love and compassion. Her commitment to the clients and the staff she worked with at the day treatment center was always beyond question She was also a fervent supporter of the Special Olympics, having coached or assisted Special Olympians at local, county and state competitions for twenty years.
Sandy loved life, but above all else, she loved her family, her friends, Coca-Cola, John Denver and Elvis Presley. She was a beautiful, generous, thoughtful and strong woman who always put others before herself.
Survivors include three sons and one daughter- in -law, David and Christine Bailey of Potsdam, NY., Craig Bailey and his companion, Shamim Allen of Saranac Lake, NY., Eric Bailey and his companion, Leyla Matmati of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, two daughters and a son- in- law, Brenda and Craig Collette of Moira, NY., and Anne Bailey of Fort Covington, NY., one sister, Marilyn Davis of Westville, NY., a nephew, Timothy Dumas and his wife Lisa of Raleigh, NC., nephews, Richard and Michael Dumas of Fort Covington, NY., a niece Mary Landry and her husband David of Malone, NY., and several other nieces and nephews, and eight grandchildren, Stephen and Joshua Collette, Morgan, Connor, Christopher, Amelia, Jack and Ethan Bailey.
Along with her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her stepmother, Mildred Rhoades and a brother, Ronald Ashman.
There are no calling hours. Funeral Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the old St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Fort Covington, NY., beside her loving husband, Daniel.
Donations may be made in her memory to the North Country Special Olympics, 504 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY. 12304.
Arrangements are through the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home, in Fort Covington, NY.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brusofuneralservice.com