Michael J. Bailey

1957-04-22 - 2024-01-01

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Sunday, January 7th from Noon to 5PM with a 4 PM service

Service Date: 2024-01-07

Service Time: 4pm

Info: 708-754-0016

Web: https://www.kerr-parzygnotfuneralhomes.com/ (Go)

Michael J. Bailey, age 66 and lifelong resident of Park Forest, Illinois, passed away on January 1st, 2024.  Graduate of Rich Central High School. Retired lab technician after over 40 years at Trialco in Chicago Heights. Michael is survived by his loving nieces and nephews, Bill Bailey, Lynette (Dave) White, Ray (Leah) Bailey, Jacquie (Brett) Conner, Jon Ward, Krissy (Robert Soltys) Foglietta, Stefanie (Brian) Doyle, and Danielle Foglietta.  Cherished son to the late Frederick and Lucille Bailey (Swenson), brother to the late Frederick “Jack” Bailey (late Judy), late Kathy (late Jack) Ward, and late Joan (late Richard) Foglietta. Great uncle of 9 nieces and nephews and friend to many.

Visitation Sunday January 7th, 2024, from 12:00PM until 5:00PM with a 4PM service at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Info: (708) 754-0016.




  1. Patty Pearson Tomolonis on January 3, 2024 at 2:14 pm
    Always in my thoughts and memories. Rest in peace, big guy!

  2. Richard Nelson on January 3, 2024 at 5:16 pm
    So sorry for this loss, he was a good man, always treated me with respect and I him. It’s a sad loss for all that knew him.
    Peace to everyone out there.

  3. Margaret Wolke on January 6, 2024 at 3:29 pm
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was such a sweet guy. A friend to everyone he met.

  4. Don (Lucky) Seymour on January 6, 2024 at 7:19 pm
    The Seymour family is sorry to hear the news of Mikes passing. We met Mike on our first of many trips to the Lake of the Ozarks in July 1977. Jack Ward convinced us to join the Ward’s, Bailey’s, Pearson’s and others on this huge family retreat. So my kids, like all the others, knew him as Uncle Mike. Relaxed, beer in hand, and a smile on his face ready to jump into his boat and go cruising. It has been our honor to know Mike and all the Bailey’s, Ward’s, Pearson”s, who we have lost as well. Memories of these trips will always be with us as we watched all our kids grow older every summer. Thank you for letting us become part of this family, we grieve with you all. Barb, Luck, Scott, Kris

  5. Jerry Ruiz on January 6, 2024 at 9:46 pm
    I knew Mike from middle school and highschool. He was a good man, a good person . My deepest condolences to the family.

  6. Brian Garhammer on January 10, 2024 at 6:32 am
    Mike and I were like peas and carrots growing up. We got ourselves in so much trouble and had a blast doing it!

    My absolute favorite was the flying wire episode where we fashioned a long wire with bolts on the end to catapult over the power lines behind our homes. When the wire would contact both transmission lines, it would act like a filament in a light bulb and illuminate the entire field behind our homes. Unfortunately, the final attempt severed the power lines an cut the electricity to our neighborhood for a few hours until they could repair it.

    Mrs. Vallejo was convinced it was a Bat that ran into the wire.

    If asked, we could not confirm or deny this until now.

    Rest in Peace Michael!

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