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George W. Babcock

May 3, 1937 - December 16, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date December 21, 2019

George W. Babcock, 82, of Chicopee, died on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Renaissance Manor on Cabot. He retired from Griffin Express at the age of seventy-five. George drove truck all his life. He was born on May 3, 1937 in Springfield and was the son of the late Clarence and Irene (Malkowski) Babcock. He was an Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War. George was a former member of the Moose Family Center and the Pioneer Valley Motorcycle Club. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 185 in Agawam. He was also an avid bowler. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Eleanor “Dolly” (Arment) Babcock; his children, Roxanne Gunther of Monson, James Babcock of Ludlow, Lisa Secott, James Sherry of Chicopee, Tammy Hough and her husband, Dwaine, of Chicopee and John Maggiolino of Hampden; a brother, Andrew Babcock of Texas, a sister, Helen Brown of Belchertown and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. George is predeceased by his sons Joseph Sherry and Jeffrey Maggiolino. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 10 am. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours are on Friday from 5 to 7 pm.