Mary E. Babcock, 89, formerly of Dexter

MASSENA, NY – Mary E. Babcock, 89, of Massena and formerly of Dexter, passed away on Saturday evening, Dec. 28, 2019, at Canton Potsdam Hospital.

Mary was born May 14, 1930, in Staffordshire, England, the oldest daughter to the late Richard and Elizabeth (Hopley) Worrall. She attended school in England during World War II, worked in the potteries of Stoke-on-Trent (England), in the hospitality and tourism through England and Scotland, as a nanny in California, and after getting married was a mother and a homemaker.

She enjoyed traveling and watching old movies.

On Nov. 5, 1967, Mary married Joseph M. Babcock in Austin, Texas. They met when Joe was stationed with the United States Air Force in England. Joe passed away on Sept. 21, 2016.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Joanne (Jay) Stiles, and three grandchildren, Jacob, Jordan, and Jenna all of Massena, NY; a sister, Brenda Lawton (Staffordshire, England), and a brother John (Cybil) Worrall (Surrey, England).

She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Tittensore (Silverdale, England).

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, NY 13619.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jefferson County SPCA.