Kay (McGee) Baird


Kathleen BairdKathleen "Kay" (McGee) Baird, beloved wife of John Baird, passed away Sunday, April 17th surrounded by her loving family. Kay was born in Danbury to Edward and Margaret (Cummins) McGee and attended St. Peter School and Danbury High School, Class of 1951. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Ethan Allen Int'l Headquarters in Danbury. Kay and John resided in Vero Beach, Florida for twenty years, where she enjoyed frequent games of bridge and bocce with their many close friends. One of Kay's greatest pleasures was spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Kay is survived by her caring husband of fifty-four years, John; two daughters, Peggy Tattersall and her husband, James and Maureen Baird; two grandchildren Joshua and Kelly Tattersall; three brothers, Vincent McGee, Jerry McGee and Edward McGee and his wife, Valerie; three sisters, Loretta Hissong and her husband, Larry, Helena Larsen and Patricia Ott as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edward Sr., William, Paul, James and by a sister, Mary Slaving. The family would like to thank Dr. "Mike" Cohenuram and his staff at Praxair Cancer Center as well as the nurses at Danbury Hospital on 11 East for all of their kindnesses.

Due to the solemnity of Holy Week, the Liturgy of the Word will take place on Thursday, April 21st at 12 noon in St. Peter Church, Danbury with the Rev. Gregg D. Mecca officiating.

Interment will take place at the direction of the family.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday from 5 pm to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kay's honor and memory may be sent to the Praxair Cancer Center, Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.

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