Mildred Bailey

Obituary of Mildred Bailey

Mildred Louise Bailey (Zinser), loving mom, grandma, and great-grandma, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was 86 years young.

Mildred was born and raised in Long Island to the late Jacob and Daisy Zinser. In her early years, she worked for IBM and later in life she worked for Lord & Taylor, but her true passion was being a wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and loved solving a Daily Double on Jeopardy. She faithfully attended Bethlehem Church in Randolph, where she volunteered and adored spending time with her church friends.

Her family was always her first priority. She looked forward to spending time with them, especially spoiling her great-grandchildren. She instilled faith and traditions in their lives and has left them with a legacy of love, laughter, and devotion that will remain in their hearts and souls for eternity. Her family takes comfort in knowing that she is reunited with her beloved husband in Heaven.

She is predeceased by her husband, LeRoy, her parents, and her brother, Howard Zinser. She is survived by her five children, Jeryl (Francis) Donlon of Blairstown, Roy (Cynthia) Bailey of Fort Myers, FL, Lorrie (Ronald) Kern of Oak Ridge, Douglas (Cheryl) Bailey of Budd Lake, and Jennifer (William) Combes of Randolph; her thirteen cherished grandchildren, Kimberly (Ross) Shearer, Christopher Donlon, Andrea (Isaac) Garcia, Leanne (Gautam) Mohla, Matthew (Jeannette) Kern, Andrew Donlon, Amanda (Andrew) Hunter, Joshua (Tamara LePre) Bailey, Jacob Bailey, Michael Kern, Joseph Bailey, Alexander Combes, and Aaron Combes; her five treasured great-grandchildren, Caleb, Asa, Isabella, Luke and Adalynn who lovingly called her Gigi; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Public Visitation will take place on Friday, December 1st from 11 – 1 with Funeral Service beginning at 1 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Burial will follow at Denville Cemetery, Denville. Memorial Donations are being accepted in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org. Please leave a condolence and special memory for her family.