DEXTER – Shirley Babb, 71, passed away peacefully Sept. 15, 2011, surrounded by her family at a Bangor hospital.
She was born June 28, 1940, in Marshfield, Mass., a daughter of Robert and Theodora (Sinnott) Norton.
Shirley was a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness and belonged to the Corinna congregation.
She was active in her ministry her entire life and truly loved people. She enjoyed reading and writing about the Bible.
Shirley dearly loved her grandchildren, enjoyed playing ball and doing crafts with them.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur Eldredge; and her second husband, Norman Babb. She is survived by two sons, Arthur and wife, Aimee, of Pittsfield and Michael and wife, Lori, of Vassalboro; five daughters, Molly and partner, Rami, of Pittsfield, Jennifer of Plymouth, Pauline of Abbot, Jeannette and husband, Rick Goodell, of Etna and Betty and partner, Tony, of Fall River, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; her friend, Celeste Kirchdorfer of Corinna; and all her friends at Dexter Boarding Home.
A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Private family visitation will be held at Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at