Our Valued Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Matthew R. Bailey, President, Funeral Director, Certified Celebrant, Certified Crematory Operator

 Matthew R. Bailey, president of the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, is the fourth generation of the Bailey family to serve the community. He attended Holy  Trinity School in Wallingford and Xavier High School in Middletown prior to his studies at The Catholic University of America(CUA) in Washington, DC.  From CUA, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. While in Washington, Matthew received his Third Degree with the Knights of Columbus CUA  Council # 9542 and was employed by CUA and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. While at CUA, he served on the  Undergraduate Student Government's Executive Board in the position of Legislative Vice President. He was recognized by Who's Who in American  College and University Students.

Matthew was a student at the America Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service (AAMI) in New York City where he was elected by his peers to serve as class president. Following his graduation from AAMI and successful completion of the Funeral Service Conference Examining Board's National Examination, Matthew joined the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home full time.

Matthew is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and is a member and past president of the Wallingford Rotary Club. He has served on the boards of the Rotary Club, the Wallingford Foundation, the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, the Wallingford Family YMCA, and the Wallingford Public Library.

Matthew has served as a member of the faculty at the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City - the premier funeral service school in the United States. He has been certified by the Cremation Association of North America as a Crematory Operator and is a certified celebrant and a certified celebrant trainer through the Insight Institute.

 Robert B. Bailey, President-emeritus, Funeral Director

 Robert B. Bailey, president-emeritus, joined his father in the business in 1967; and except for a tour in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 to 1974, he has  continuously served the community. He was a graduate of Leicester College in 1966 and graduated from the American Academy MacAllister Institute  of Funeral Service in 1967. Robert and his wife, Darlene Cannata Bailey, have three grown children: Michele Bailey Chaudhry, Michael R. Bailey and  Matthew R. Bailey. Robert is active in the community as a past president of the Wallingford Rotary Club being honored as both a Paul Harris Fellow  and Rotarian of the year. He has served as the vice president of the In Memoriam Cemetery Assoc. He has also served on the boards of the Wallingford Jaycees, Wallingford Family YMCA, the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, and the former Meriden-Wallingford Hospital. He is a member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Julius (Jayson) Dahlgard IV, Funeral Director & Embalmer

 Julius (Jayson) A. Dahlgard IV is a native of West Haven, CT, and has been part of the B.C. Bailey team since 2013.

 He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School of West Haven, and attended Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. Jayson acclimated himself to the  Wallingford and Meriden area by working as a letter carrier at the United States Postal Service while attending Lincoln College of New England in  Southington where he studied mortuary science. Graduating in 2014, Jayson successfully completed the International Conference of Funeral Service Board examinations, served his residency here with us, and became a licensed funeral Director and embalmer. He also manages our memorial monument and marker division of Connecticut Life Tributes, Connecticut Memorials.

Jayson is a member of the Wallingford Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge #1365, and enjoys golfing at the Wallingford Country Club.

Andrea Cappiello, Funeral Director & Embalmer

 Jackie Vece, Office Administrator

Paula Lonardo, Associate

Tarn Granucci, Certified Celebrant