WEBSTER/THOMPSON, CONN. — James R. Babcock, 73, passed away peacefully, January 4, 2019 at UMass Hospital, University Campus in Worcester.

He leaves behind his former wife and best friend, Elizabeth M. ‘Betty’ (Girard) Babcock of Thompson and two sons; Glenn Babcock and his wife Kim, and Joel Babcock and his dog’ Bear’, a granddaughter Victoria, all of Thompson.

A brother; Douglas H. Babcock, Jr. and his wife Elaine of Webster, two nieces: Lynn Brothers and Ann Peters , a grand- niece and a grand- nephew.

Jim was born and raised in Webster, son of the late Douglas H. and Dorothy M. (Cobb) Babcock, Sr., he moved to Thompson a few years ago.

He worked for 38 years as a sales manager at Place Motors before retiring. Jim served in the U.S. Army for several years and was honorably discharged in 1972.

He was a graduate of Bartlett High School and Wentworth Institute.

Jim was a member of the Webster Elks, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and watching sports.

Calling Hours will be Tuesday, January 8 from 5-8 p.m. at the Robert J. Miller Funeral Home and Lake Chapel, 366 School St., Webster.

A Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10 am in the United Church of Christ, Federated, 4 Church St., Webster (Kindly meet at the Church).

Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701.

To leave a message of condolence, please visit:RJMillerfunerals.net

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