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Shirley M. Babbitt

May 13, 1928 January 1, 2018
Shirley M. Babbitt
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South Hadley - Shirley M. (Ayotte) Babbitt 89, passed away on January 1, 2018 in Holyoke surrounded by her family. Born May 13, 1928 in Holyoke, the daughter of Simeon and Oria (Hamel) Ayotte, Shirley attended Holyoke Schools, graduating from Sacred Heart High Class of 1946. After moving to South Hadley, she served as a Town Meeting Member, Library Trustee, and president of Know Your Town Group. An active member of St. Patrick’s Church for over 50 years, she participated in the Prayer-Line and monthly Adoration of the Eucharist. Shirley worked as a sales secretary with WGGB-TV 40 for 15 years. Thereafter, she was employed by American Greeting Cards. A dedicated mother and grandmother, Shirley cherished time spent with her family. She will be missed by her 5 children, Debra Jacques and husband David of Holland, Leon H. Babbitt III and his wife Debbie of Granby, Marie L. Babbitt of Granby, Bruce B. Babbitt of Davenport, FL, and Patricia Minton and husband Larry of Shrewsbury. Shirley will also be missed by her 12 grandchildren: Dawn Cormier, Daniel, Dana, and Dori Jacques, Samantha, Arielle, Jonathan, and Gabriel Babbitt, Hannah and Keenan Babbitt, Jessica and Kaitlyn Minton and her great grandchildren: Jordynn, Craig, Xavier, and Ava. Shirley is also survived by her sister Mildred Chapdelaine and her niece Carol Clark. Shirley was predeceased by her brother Bernard J. Ayotte. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home at 9:00 am on Monday, January 8th, followed by a 10:00AM Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church on Main Street in South Hadley. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Holyoke. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2:00PM - 5:00PM at the Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home, 646 Newton St, (Rte 116). Donations may be made in honor of Shirley’s memory to St. Patrick's Church. For more information, please visit

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2:00 PM 1/7/2018 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1/7/2018 5:00:00 PM
Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home

646 Newton Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home
646 Newton Street South Hadley 01075 MA
United States

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10:00 AM 1/8/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church

30 Main St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

St. Patrick's Church
30 Main St. South Hadley 01075 MA
United States

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