Bennington, VT – Frank A Babcock Jr,79, a resident of Putnam Street in Bennington, VT passed away Monday December 26, 2022 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington following a long illness.
He was born in North Adams, MA June 17, 1943. He was the son of the late Frank A. Babcock Sr. and Belva (Brookman) Babcock. Frank received his education in North Adams and was a graduate of Drury High School.
Following high school, Frank joined the United States Navy serving from 1960 to 1964 aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.
He married the former Patricia Schneski on April 2, 1976 at Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington.
Frank worked at Dodge Construction Company in Pittsfield, MA as a natural gas installer.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 307 and also served as an usher at Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. Frank enjoyed traveling, including taking cruises with his family, cooking and baking. He enjoyed listening to music and loved his spunky and beloved dog, Taco.
Frank was a loving husband and father. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Babcock of Bennington. His children, Jimmy Babcock (Debbie) of Florida, Lisa Demarsico (Michael) of North Adams, MA, Laurie Douglas (Brian) of Clarksburg, MA, Raiden “Heather” Babcock (Sarah) of New Hampshire and Heidi Marchand (Nick) of Long Island, NY. A daughter-in-law, Kristina Babcock of Sarasota, Florida. Thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A sister Cheryl Cook (Keith) of New York, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a son John Babcock and a grandson, SPC Michael DeMarsico.
Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday December 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Friday December 30, 2022 with a prayer at 10:30 a.m. and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church at 11:00 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered.
The burial with military honors will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.
If friends desire, contributions in memory of Frank A. Babcock Jr. may be made to the Eagles Concert Band through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net