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Gloria A. Babcock

October 29, 1933 ~ September 18, 2017 (age 83)
Springfield – Gloria (Arment) Babcock, 83, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in East Longmeadow after a long illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Springfield to Irene Bernard. She married her beloved husband, William Babcock, on March 19, 1950, and Bill spent the entire 56 years they were together trying to get a word in edgewise. Gloria crocheted hats for NICU preemies, made a mean mincemeat pie, and swore like she stepped on a Lego. She and Bill were members of several bowling leagues and donated their trophies to handicapped children. She loved the Red Sox and camping in Maine with her family. Gloria lived for her family and she will live on through them. Along with 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, she leaves three daughters and two sons: Sandie (Mark) Burt of Enfield, Conn., Debbie Ringer of Westfield, Donna (Rene) Venne of Hatfield, Bill (Shirley) Babcock of Springfield, and Ernie (Monica) Babcock of Waterford, Conn. She is survived by sisters, Dolly Babcock of Chicopee and Pat Niemic of East Longmeadow, and brothers, Al Arment of Brimfield and Charlie Arment of East Longmeadow. Aside from her husband and mother, Gloria was predeceased by stepfather, Tom Rowe, brother, Bob Arment and sister, Joyce Babineau. After 11 years apart from Bill, during which Gloria never stopped missing him, these soul mates are together again. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 21st from 4-8PM at Forastiere-Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. A Funeral Home Service will be held on Friday, September 22nd at 10AM followed by burial in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield. Donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

 Service Information

September 21, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Forastiere Smith Funeral Home
220 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

September 22, 2017

10:00 AM to TBD
Forastiere Smith Funeral Home
220 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028


Hillcrest Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
895 Parker Street
Springfield, MA 01129

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