Bergit Christine Bailey died on April 9, 2005. She was 87 years old. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Sidney Bailey. She was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on Feb. 9, 1918, the youngest of four children. She met her future husband while they were both working at the newly opened North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. He was a doctor and she was a licensed practical nurse. Bergit was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting, sewing and crafting hand hooked rugs. She leaves behind her children, Nancy Healy (Dr. Bill Healy Jr.), Neil Tonnesen, Elizabeth DiVittoni (Nick); Dr. Bailey's children, Scott (Kris) and SidniClaire Fulco (Dr. John Fulco); 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a nephew Stuart Bertland of South Carolina.