DOVER, Del. - USAF Major Joseph James Baily III of Dover, Del., 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by a loving family on Jan. 11, 2017. Joe was born July 3, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Grace Hiscott Baily and Joseph James Baily Jr. He was raised in Oreland, Pa., graduated from Springfield Township High School and then graduated from Gettysburg College. He proudly served his country and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Joe is survived by his beloved Betty Bartlett; his two children, Sharon Baily Masso and her husband Jean Paul, and Michael Joseph Baily and his wife Mary Ellen; his brothers, Thomas Baily and his wife Eileen, John Baily and his wife Cathy; his seven grandchildren, Isabella, Julianna, Paolo, Mary Ellen, Grace, Augustine and Francis, were the pride and joy of his life. A Wake will be held at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Easton, Md., on Sunday, Janu. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., and a funeral mass will be said at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Easton, Md., on Monday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori ( www.StAlphonsusBalt.org ).
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