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Catherine E. Babcock


Adams - Catherine E. Babcock, 95, of 87 East Church Street, died Sunday evening August 24, 2014 at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. The funeral service will be 4:00 pm Thursday at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Rebekah Q. Solar, pastor of the Henderson United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Smithville Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 1:00 - 4:00 pm preceding the funeral.

Born May 19, 1919 in Pinckney, daughter of Edgar and Iva G. (Bennett) Baker, she graduated from Dexter High School. She married Howard C. Babcock in Dexter on October 23, 1937. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Evans Mills where they farmed, and later farmed on several farms in Henderson before purchasing a farm on the Penny Road in Henderson. Mr. Babcock died December 19, 1985.

Mrs. Babcock worked for thirty years at Angels Inn, Watertown, in several capacities before retiring in 2009 as office manager. She moved to Country View Apartments, Adams, in 2011.

Surviving is one son Paul Babcock, Henderson; one daughter Patricia Guthrie, Henderson; ten grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, one brother, Edgar Baker, Fort Myers, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by two sons, Earl F. Babcock and Charles Babcock, two grandsons, Jeff Babcock and Dale Babcock, three brothers and two sisters.

She was a past member of the North Country Fiddlers Association.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Smithville Cemetery Association or the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be made at

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