Thomas F. Bailey, 76, of Harrisburg died at home on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Tom was born in the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY on July 21, 1945. He was the son of the late Frederick C. Bailey and Helen L. (Cook) Bailey. The family moved to the Penbrook neighborhood of Harrisburg in 1948 where Tom grew up. He remained in Harrisburg until the time of his passing.
Tom attended Central Dauphin High School where he was a member of the 880-yard championship relay team and graduated in 1963. Tom was veteran of the Vietnam war and a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He worked for the former AMP Incorporated and retired after 42 years of dedicated service. He made many lifelong friends over the years. Throughout his life he loved spending time in the kitchen, cooking for family and friends, watching sports – especially Track & Field, and he loved a cold Rolling Rock (or two) after a day of yardwork.
Tom was a devoted husband, father, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Deanna (Dermott) Bailey and their two children Thomas and Elizabeth. He is also survived by sons Michael Bailey, of Philadelphia and Brian Barnett of Austin, Texas, and a brother John C. Bailey (Bonnie) of York, as well as several nieces, nephews, and many in-laws. His brother Bob preceded him in death.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 2, from 6:00-8:00pm at Gilbert L. Dailey Funeral Home. A visitation will be held at 10 am on Friday, June 3 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 10 am.