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Obituary for Dorothy Babcock

Dorothy Hunter Babcock, 95, of Simsbury, CT., beloved wife of the late Clair Parkhill Babcock (2010), passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. She was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Anderson Drummond, and her brother Dr. John Marshall Hunter, Jr.

Born in Mendham, New Jersey on February 13, 1926, the daughter of John Marshall Hunter and Dorothy Hope Hunter. Dotty graduated from Penn Hall Preparatory School and College. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and a truly empathetic friend. Her quiet demeanor, unparalleled humility, and desire never to be the center of attention were punctuated by kind gestures, the insistence family came first, and her signature "Dotty-isms."

Dotty and Clair cherished their summer visits to Owasco Lake to visit her sister Midge and host memorable gatherings for family and friends at their cottage overlooking the lake. Her love of God was evident in everything she did. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Simsbury for 38 years and a committed volunteer for Meals On Wheels and the Granby Library.

She is survived by their three children, their spouses, eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter: J. Hunter Babcock and his wife Lisa Wade of Roanoke Virginia, Abigail, Ian, and Skye Keene-Babcock; her favorite daughter Louise Babcock Ries and her husband William of Westlake Village, California, J. Tyler and W. Hunter Ries; and Richard Parkhill Babcock and his wife Mary O'Toole Babcock of West Hartford, Connecticut, Matthew, his wife Jennifer and their daughter Holly Claire, Jeffrey, and Emily Babcock. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Elizabeth Fisher of Pittsford, New York, and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. The First Church of Christ, Simsbury will hold a celebration of Dotty’s life on Friday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Church of Christ, 689 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070.

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