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Melvin H Babcock Jr.

January 3, 1928April 23, 2020

Melvin “Bub” H. Babcock, 92, of Glastonbury, widow of Marcia (Holder) Babcock passed away on Thursday, (April 23, 2020) at home. Bub was born January 3, 1928 in Glastonbury, CT, son of the late Melvin H. and Catherine “Queenie” (Dietrich) Babcock. He attended Glastonbury Public Schools and was a graduate of Glastonbury High School, Class of 1945. Bub was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard, serving on the ship Algonquin, as a Seaman 1st Class. He then became employed by Southern New England Telephone Company, retiring December 31, 1987, after 40 years. His work ethics went beyond the call of duty, never missing a day, always available 24 Hours a day. He was a devoted husband and father who cherished time spent with family. Our Dad was a true gentleman who was kind and caring, always putting others ahead of himself. He was our handyman who we could always count on. Dad loved his automobiles, always washing and polishing them, as well as taking care of our cars. He had a love for nature, especially birds, enjoyed yard work, gardening, reading, vacations in New Hampshire, and traveling to Bradenton, Florida in the winter months after retirement. Dad was an avid fan of Basketball, especially the UCONN Women’s team. Had a love for Baseball and a true New York Yankees fan. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and John Baribault, Elizabeth Babcock of Glastonbury, Wendy and Raymond Glynn of Charlton, MA; five grandchildren, Katryna Albert, John Baribault lll, Abigail Bibens, Zachary Glynn and Casey Glynn. Four great grandchildren, Ryan, Mason, Brooks Albert and Juliana Baribault. In addition to his wife Marcia he was predeceased by his sisters Katherine Elliott and Edna Babcock. Bub’s family would like to thank Norma, his caregiver for the past 6 years and express how grateful we are for her friendship, kind, compassionate and caring nature. Our father adored her! We would also like to thank the staff at Glastonbury Health Care Center for their kind and caring support under these unusual circumstances, and to Dr. Vella. Memorial Service and Burial will be private. Glastonbury Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army or the Glastonbury Volunteer Ambulance Association. Our Dad was always thankful & appreciative for having a “Good Life”. Unfortunately the Pandemic worked against him. He deserved better, and for that we are sorry. Though we are saddened by your passing and the world in which we are now living, don’t worry Dad, Everything is under Control! Love and miss you Dad!


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Melvin H Babcock Jr.

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George Bednarz

June 5, 2020

Kathy, Wendy and Babs,

I was saddened to read of your Dad’s passing in the Glastonbury Citizen. He was a true gentleman and I have fond memories of the kindness he extended to me during my high school and early college years. I recall that he unexpectedly showed up to watch one of my baseball games and how much that meant to me. My deepest condolences.

susan Dunn (paulnitz)

May 27, 2020

Was sorry to read about the loss of your Dad during
this tough time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you
and all of your family.

Peggy LANE. Duclos

May 13, 2020

My Dad (George Lane) worked with Bub "Melvin Henry" at SENT for many years. My sincere condolences to the Babcock family. We lost our Dad on Oct 1st 2019. I met your Dad years ago when he visited my Dad at home in East Hartford. Dad shared many stories about Bub, a friendship that started at SNET. I remember the day when Dad told me Bub's real name was Melvin Henry, and from that day forward, when ever Dad mentioned Bub, I would alway say 'Melvin Henry". My heart goes out to you all. Cherish the memories, as both Bub and George will live in our hearts forever. They are together again.

With deepest sympathy

Peggy Lane Duclos

Roxanne Siff

May 10, 2020

Dear Kathy, Wendy, Babs, and family,
Thinking of you at this very difficult time. I haven't seen your Dad in years but when I saw his picture it brought back memories of when he would build a snow cave for all of us neighborhood kids to crawl through in the winter, and also going with him down by the river to ice skate and he would build us a fire to keep warm! Great memories of a such a nice neighbor and family friend. Take comfort in your wonderful memories.
Roxanne Novey Siff

John Bigotto

May 10, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Bub's family from a good friend and school mate. He was a great guy and a pleasure to be with. Sincerely, John Bigotto

Holly (Woloszczuk) Dillon

May 10, 2020

Dear Babs~
I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Sending a hug your way. Please know that I am thinking of you and your entire family at this difficult time.

Stacy Stack

May 9, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mr. Babcocks passing. I lived across from The Babcocks. What fond memories of my childhood, knowing them. What nice people ❤️ Stacy Mann

Georgette LaFleur

April 30, 2020

Dear Babs, Wendy & Kathy - One of my favorite memories of your dad was at the cottage in New Hampshire. The waterskiing adventures were awesome, especially when he would cut the engine and drop you in the "weeds"!!! Both mom and dad were so nice to be around and I sure had lots of fun. My heartfelt prayers are with you all at this time. Much love, Georgette.


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