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Catherine Josephine “Josie” Babbitt

October 19, 2019

Catherine Josephine “Josie” Babbitt, age 82, of Juno Beach, Florida, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019.

She was born on October 29, 1936 in Ireland to the late Patrick & Marion (Briody) Gibney. She cherished life. She loved living by the ocean, walking the beach and the Juno Beach community. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

She is survived by her loving children, Erin (James) Babbitt-Izzo and Robert Richard (Laura) Babbitt; sister, Jean Gibney; sister-in-law, Sheila Gibney; brother-in-law, Richard (Donna) Babbitt; stepsisters-in-law, Ann (Frank) Hubbard and Julia (Geoff) Dobson; stepbrother-in-law, John Carter Davidson; three grandchildren, Luke (Kara) Babbitt, Layne Babbitt, and Leah Babbitt; two great-granddaughters, Emily Babbitt and Zoey Babbitt; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Babbitt in 1999; brothers, Tom Gibney, Norbert Gibney, and Hughie Gibney.

There will be a memorial service at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1:00 P.M., in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00 P.M., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, specifically Rheumatoid Arthritis, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC, 20077 or Food for the Poor in your local area.

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Catherine Josephine “Josie” Babbitt, age 82, of Juno Beach, Florida, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019.

She was born on October 29, 1936 in Ireland to the late Patrick & Marion (Briody) Gibney. She cherished life. She loved living by the ocean, walking the beach and the Juno Beach community. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

She is survived by her loving children, Erin (James) Babbitt-Izzo and Robert Richard (Laura) Babbitt; sister, Jean Gibney; sister-in-law, Sheila Gibney; brother-in-law, Richard (Donna) Babbitt; stepsisters-in-law, Ann (Frank) Hubbard and Julia (Geoff) Dobson; stepbrother-in-law, John Carter Davidson; three grandchildren, Luke (Kara) Babbitt, Layne Babbitt, and Leah Babbitt; two great-granddaughters, Emily Babbitt and Zoey Babbitt; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Babbitt in 1999; brothers, Tom Gibney, Norbert Gibney, and Hughie Gibney.

There will be a memorial service at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1:00 P.M., in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00 P.M., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, specifically Rheumatoid Arthritis, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC, 20077 or Food for the Poor in your local area.

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