Robert Babb

Robert "Bobby" Babb

Friday, October 30th, 2020
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Wilton - Robert "Bobby" Lester Babb, Sr., 81, passed away unexpectedly at home in his hometown of Wilton, Maine of a heart attack, on Friday, October 30th, 2020. Bobby was known for fun-loving attitude, his love of the outdoors, hunting, and bluegrass music but more than that was his love of his soul mate, Arlene who predeceased him in 2018, there is no doubt they are "Together Again".
Bobby, the son of Lester and Althea (McFarlane) Babb, was born on October 8, 1939, in Farmington. In 1958, Bobby married Barbara Galuza Thibeau of Livermore Falls, where they lived and raised their family. Bobby was a lifelong shoemaker by trade, following the footsteps of his father who was a retired foreman from G.H. Bass. He grew up as one of the Bass Hill families with G.H. Bass and went to school at the Wilton Academy. Bobby was close to his mother who was the librarian of the Wilton Free Public Library and she was known for her blueberry muffins and quilting skills.
In 1998, Bobby married the love of his life, Arlene Shields of Norridgewock. Together, they enjoyed music, dancing, and their close friendships with the Cushman family and "group". Bobby especially loved going up to the Cushman's hunting camp to hunt and their many adventures "upcountry".
Bobby is survived by his children Michael A. Babb, of Livermore, Scott W. Babb, of Peru, Michelle " Micki" Alexsuk (Keith), of Brooksville, FLA.; his stepchildren, Elwin Shields (Leigh), of Dixfield, Brian Shields, of Norridgewock, Staci Warren (John), of Smithfield and Wendi Shields, of Waterville; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Bobby was predeceased by his wife of 20 yrs., Arlene, parents, Lester and Althea Babb, his infant twins, Christopher and Crystal, his son, Robert L., Jr., his stepdaughter, Kathi, his siblings, Richard, Barbara, Roland and Beverly, his brother-in-law Dave Crocket.
A special thank you to Ronnie and Donna Cushman and family for their devoted friendship with Bobby.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation on Saturday from 1-3 pm at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington where Covid-19 guidelines of social distancing, the use of masks, and attendance limited to no more than 50 at any one time will be observed. Memories may be shared in his Book of Memories at Private family interment will be at Sunset View Cemetery in Norridgewock. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the Wilton Free Public Library, 104 Main Street, Wilton.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Wiles Remembrance Center
    137 Farmington Falls Road
    Farmington, Maine 04938
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    Covid-19 guidelines of social distancing and the use of masks will be observed. No more than 50 are allowed in the facility at any one point in time.
  • Private Family Graveside Committal Services

    Sunset View Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Lebel Kim

Posted at 11:58am
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family of “Bab’s “ . I grew up with him as he was always at the gatherings with my parents and the Cushman family ! Such a sweet man! He will be missed!

My deepest Sympathy,
Kim Lebel (LaRoche)


Posted at 07:09pm
Love the picture of Bob and Arlene they are together again! We will miss his laugh and smile, our "GROUP" keeps getting smaller. JUDY MARTIN

JUDY MARTIN Posted at 07:48am

As i will not make the service my condolences and prayers go out to all of Bob's family and also the "Cushman Family". Love to all JUDY

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