Wolcott – Mr. George A. Babcock, 86, passed away at his home on Sunday morning, September 22 with his family by his side. He was the husband of Denise M. (Heche) Babcock for 38 years.
George was born July 16, 1933 in Thomaston, son of the late George W. and Alma (Tyler) Babcock. Raised in Wolcott he attended local schools and was a graduate of Wilby High School. He had served honorably in the United States Army, serving in Korea from May of 1953 until his discharge on March 8, 1955. After his military service he attended the University of Connecticut. He had been employed as the business manager at Lyons Pontiac in Thomaston for many years. He then went on to the Town of Wolcott where he served as Wolcott Schools Business manager, retiring in 1991.
George was the founder of the Wolcott Laurelettes and later founded the Girls Little League Softball program. He coached the Wolcott High School Girls Softball team for 30 years winning the State “L” championship in 1992. One of his lifelong dreams was having the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004. An active member of the community, George was the organizer of the Friends of Racing movement to bring horseracing to Wolcott. This prompted his involvement in politics which led to him serving as a member of the Democratic Town Committee and chairman of the Town Council. In his free time he loved playing with his dogs and tending to his garden.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert G. Babcock and his wife Charna of St. Petersburg, FL; one daughter, Cindy D. Babcock and her partner Deborah of Rochester, NY and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Robert Babcock and three sisters, Corinne Dickson, Bess Warner and Louise Hughson.
Calling hours will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Woodtick Memorial 420 Woodtick Rd. A funeral service will be held on Saturday morning at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow in Edgewood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to Masonicare Home Health and Hospice by visiting www.masonicare.org . The family would like to express their gratitude to Masonicare for their empathy, compassion and professionalism.