Dennis G. Babcock - September 29, 2015

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Enfield, CT – Dennis G. Babcock, 75, formerly of Ravena, beloved and devoted husband of 52 years to Diane Cary Babcock, entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior at home on September 29, 2015 with his loving family by his side.  Dennis was born on March 5, 1940 in Albany, son of the late George and Ruth Babcock.  He was a 1958 graduate of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School.  Dennis moved to Connecticut in 1960 to pursue a career of 37 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft after an honorable discharge from the US Navy.  He loved life and lived it fully as a caring and compassionate man with a deep love for his family and friends.  He enjoyed spending time at his camp in Maine, was an avid NY Giants football and Connecticut Husky basketball fan.

     Dennis leaves two daughters and their husbands, Denise and Chris Pape of Somers, CT and Melissa and Brian Donor of Enfield, CT;  four cherished grandchildren, Carissa and Cameron Pape and Rebecca and Joshua Donor;  siblings Janice and Eugene Winters, Sharon Dambrosio, Gail and Peter Bullock, Marcia and Rudy Blakesley and George and Carol Babcock;  sister-in-law Dawn Cary;  and many nieces and nephews.  Dennis is predeceased by his loving father and mother-in-law, Reid and Jeanette Cary and brother-in-law Eugene Cary.

     Dennis was an active member of the church family at Hazardville United Methodist Church.  He served as a member of the Enfield Fire Department from 1972 to 1981 and was elected as a Fire Commissioner for the last 18 years.  He has been faithfully serving our veterans as an advocate for the Disabled American Veterans and was a volunteer driver for those veterans that could not get to the VA.  He joined the DAV Enfield Chapter #52 in 1995, was appointed shortly thereafter commander and remains so until present.  From 2008 to 2009 he was Commander for the State of Connecticut DAV and member of the Veterans Council of Enfield Amvets Post #18 of Enfield, American Legion Post #0114 of Ravena, NY and an honorary member of the Veterans Who Care.  In 2012 Dennis received the prestigious Patriot Award in Enfield for which he was very proud and honored.

     Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Thursday, October 1 from 3 to 7 PM at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, CT 06082.  A funeral service in celebration of Dennis’s life will be held on Friday, October 2, at Noon at the Hazardville United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, NY.  On Saturday, October 3 family and friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena from 10 to 12 PM.  Burial will be private.

     In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider a donation in memory of Dennis to the Hazardville United Methodist Church, Elevator Fund, 330 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, CT 06082.