Carol Ann Bailey, 65 passed away too soon at home in Ocean Grove on April 29th. She was the daughter of the late Ruth (Smythe) and Forman T. Bailey. Carol was a graduate of Neptune High School, class of 1972, and Susquehanna University.
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Carol worked at various jobs throughout her life, from banking to social work. For over ten years Carol was a loving caregiver to both parents, adding quality to their later years and allowing them to remain at home. Incredibly artistic, Carol painted both furniture and clothing for sale. Since childhood she had a flair for writing, both stories and poems. She was amazingly knowledgeable and articulate on a broad range of subjects, from medicine to current events to environmental issues. We will all miss her sharp sense of humor.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Paul Hinson. She will be sadly missed by her sister Barbara of Newport, RI and her brother William and wife Barbara of Neptune. Other survivors include her niece Rebekah Bumbernick, her husband Scott and their son Declan; nephew Russell Bailey and niece Mary Bailey. Carol was blessed to have a caring group of friends and neighbors who helped and encouraged her throughout her illness. Those who loved her will never forget her tenacity, wit and grace as she battled her disease. The family thanks all the amazing and compassionate medical personnel who cared for her since her diagnosis in early 2017.
Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. To honor her spirit, contributions may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation (www.lustgarten.org/donate), 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714, a valuable resource for those battling pancreatic cancer, or a charity of the donor's choice. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.