• Dartmouth Funeral Home
    South Dartmouth, MA
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David J. Babcock 1951 - 2010
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Saturday, August 02, 2014
Happy Birthday Big Dave
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Happy Birthday Dave
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
there isnt a day that goes by that i dont
think of you bro..but the memories will live on forever dude and there were lots of them too
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
We miss you big guy. Your children are doing good. They were rememberd by from the group of Goons for Christmas. As a new year starts 2013 just want to keep the candle lit my friend.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
All the bikers that Dave spent those great weeks with up at Laconia continue to keep his memory alive. He is frequently remembered and always missed by his Goon friends.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Our deepest condolences to the Babcock family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Officers and Directors of the Brighton High School Alumni Association
Saturday, September 04, 2010
I am so sorry. I just heard about this and wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers go out to David's loved one. I went to Brighton High School with him and my friend dated him back then! Sounds like we lost a great guy!
Saturday, September 04, 2010
I am so sorry. I just heard about this and wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers go out to David's loved ones. I went to Brighton High School with him and my friend dated him back then! Sounds like we lost a great guy!
Monday, August 23, 2010
That is to bad the world lost a great guy! Though I didn't know him personally, I would have liked to have meet him. Through Facebook he showed he love his family and life itself. He will be missed! Rich Sandy
Sunday, August 22, 2010
So sorry for your loss,I wish I new him
later in life.I grew up in Allston.
Brighton High 1972.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
To Dave's Family

My thoughts and prayers to u all Dave will be missed He was always there to help out where he could He is loved by many
May u find peace knowing he is in heaven
Linda Conway
BHS classmate
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Evan, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlie Kennedy
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I recently reconnected with Dave on Facebook after 50 years. It was fun sharing scouting stories. Pack 1 in Allston was great place to be a kid. Dave's mother was a driving force in the Cub Scout Pack and must have spurred his lifelong scouting. Dave will be missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I think that Dave met his maker by doing what he always did - helping others. It's obvious he was loved by many. I only recently reconnected with Dave on Facebook with the help of another friend, Harry Cosman. We were all cub scouts together in Allston nigh on 50 years ago.

May God comfort and protect the loved ones he left behind.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I met Dave last year when my daughter Brandy married John Carvalho here in Florida.
We were preparing a party meal, and I was busy boiling peanuts [ a Southern food delight ],in Brandy and John's backyard, when he just walked up to me and asked what I was doing.After explaining the cooking procedure, he advised me, in a very pleasant manner, that did not sound like something he wanted to eat. We continued talking, and I sensed he was a very likable person. I later found out my first impression was correct.
When the peanuts were finished cooking, he sampled them, fearing the worst.
The next day, he asked me if I could cook some more. He had really enjoyed them.
Now I think of him everytime I see boiled peanuts.
He worked hard to help us set up the wedding, and fit in well with my family.Everybody remembered him.
I enjoyed my few days with him, and realize he was a special type person, very giving, caring,and concerned about others.
May he rest in peace.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
When you moved into our neighborhood, you were destined to be our best neighbor and friend. It is such a loss to Dave and myself to look out the window and not see you there. You were doing your favorite things, enhancing the property or working on your boat. What a friend you were to us, doing whatever we asked in the spirt of helpfulness and friendship. We will miss your presense and wonderful spirit on Padanaram Ave.
May you be in peace forever in God's loving hands.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Peggy, Evan, and Courtney,

Dave could always make you laugh with the stories he'd tell. Our loss is God's gain. Our thoughts and prayers go with you and the rest of the family. God bless.

Stevie (Cousin), Jeanne and Lincoln
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
To the entire Babcock family,Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and condolences on the untimely passing of David.
Bill Stanton & family
(Allston Street neighbors)
Monday, August 16, 2010
David is with his Father in heaven he is finally home,God bless.
Monday, August 16, 2010
To the entire Babcock Family, we are so sorry for your loss of David. The Kelly Family, Andover, MA
Monday, August 16, 2010
ed knoff
Monday, August 16, 2010
Dear Peggy, Courtney and Evan;

It’s such a short time we get to spend on this earth. Many, many wonderful people have left us great legacies. People who gave themselves thoughtlessly, always lending a hand to someone in need. Whether it is through boy scouts, fund raisers and showing one’s children that life is meant to being the best person one can be.

Dave is all of the above and a wonderful father, husband and friend. To those of us that knew him, he will surely be missed. For his close family and friends, the loss is great.

May his family always remember that he spent his short life doing what God needed him to do. Now, it seems he has been called from above. Another Angel has been sent back home to Heaven to help God watch over and guide us home too.

May God comfort you all.

Laurie Fuller Sordillo
BHS Classmate 1970
Monday, August 16, 2010
Dear Evan, Courtney, Peggy Sue, and the family,
What a wonderful man Dave was. I was part of his Scouting Family. He always had something inspiring to say to me about my son, Mike. He was a gentleman. We will all miss him dearly. We will remember him, though, when we "Jam At The Fort".
My sympathy to the family.
Pauline Parker from troop 52 Fairhaven
Monday, August 16, 2010
to Dave's Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I just reunited with Dave at last HS reunion - and he made me feel like we had just seen each other the day before, a very great guy-we freinds from Brighton/ Allston will never forget him, we will keep you in our prayes -
fulvia Goncalves-Stoneham, MA
Monday, August 16, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Dave, we went to high school together It was great seeing him at the reunion. May he rest in peace
Monday, August 16, 2010
Dear Peggy, Courteny & Evan, We are so sorry for your loss. Dave will be in our prayers.
Peter & Maggie DelFino
Monday, August 16, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all -
Maureen Magee King
Monday, August 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Monday, August 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Classmate BHS 1970
Monday, August 16, 2010
To Dave's Family,
It was so good to reconnect with Dave via FaceBook, he was one in a million!!

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you.... in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented.... that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010

Monday, August 16, 2010
To the Babcock family: I am so sorry to hear of the sad and untimely passing of Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Carmel Abbondanzio Collins
BHS '70
Monday, August 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Dave was a wonderful guy and was a friend to all he came in contact with. May he Rest in Peace. He will be truly missed. Classmate of 1970.
Monday, August 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The class of 1970 was so lucky to have reunited at our reunions and he will be greatly missed.
Monday, August 16, 2010
David, You leave quite a legacy for your family and friends. Your compassion for others and your determination to show that a person can make a difference gives us all hope for a better world. My condolences to your family. I am so proud to be able to call you my friend. Rest in peace.

Tony D'Isidoro BHS '70
Monday, August 16, 2010
Please accept my sincere sympathies. David was great person. His dedication to his neighborhood, his City, the Boy Scouts of America will be sorely missed. My thought's and prayers are with your family. Regards, Denis Lawrence, Jr. New Bedford City Councillor At Large, City Council President.
Monday, August 16, 2010
To David's Family, I remember David's childhood years in Allston, a neighborhood in Boston. Our families are related as cousins - four generations from Newfoundland, Canada, that arrived on the shores of Boston after World War 1. The strong roots of caring for community and the development of young people were established then. We had scouting and baseball and church and many family connections that helped us grow into strong leaders in the community - a true blessing for us to emulate and now, it seems David's example of helping others as a true act of generosity and spirit to help strangers in the best of times and yes, in the worst of times. The Babcock family was always a guiding light as I grew up, especially Linda's family who lived next door to David. I became a teacher and then a principal in the Boston Public Schools as a part of a strong community that supported young people in their growth and development.I recently retired as a Headmaster from Parkway Academy of Technology and Health in West Roxbury. Much sympathy from the Hilton family to David's family. I spoke to my mother, Shirley Hilton this morning and she just reached her 80th year, but finds it hard to travel now. She sends her deep sympathy to the family. My siblings - Michael, Steven, Beth, Scott, James, and Eric and their children and families, send their sympathy. My children, Emily and Jeff, and husband, Gerry Dale, also send their sympathy. We are cousins from the Parsons side of the family from my great grandmother Kate Babcock Parsons. At one time all of the relatives lived in Allston within walking distance of each other on Allston St. and Higgins St. We still remember David as a young boy happy playing baseball and enjoying his beautiful life with all of his siblings, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Those days are gone, but we will always cherish those memories. Our prayers go out to you at this time. Sincerely, Pamela Hilton, 88 Warren Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts
Monday, August 16, 2010
My sincerest condolences to the entire Babcock family
Monday, August 16, 2010
My deepest sympathies for the Babcock family. God bless my football teammate and friend. I will always remember Dave and fond memories.

Jim Houhoulis BHS ‘70
Monday, August 16, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Monday, August 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Babcock Family. Dave was a wonderful man and a proud father He never thought twice about helping anyone in need. He will be missed by all. I'm thankful I got a chance to reconnect with him on Face Book.

Anne Barrett Brennan (BHS Class of 70)
Monday, August 16, 2010
What can I say that has not already be said. Dave was a great guy and a great friend. I knew Dave for 28 years, He always enjoyed the times and friendship.
He was a gentle Giant, bigger than life.
I will miss my friend... Rest in Peace.

Peg, Coutney and Evan I am sorry for your loss. There is no one that could fill Dave's shoes, he was a master at just about everything he did. He brought you guys up with the best values and understanding, he was so looking forward to seeing you both excel in life, I'm sure you will make him proud.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Peggy Sue and family. My profound sympathy to all of you at this time of great loss. I am sure the Angel heaven recently gained is watching over his family, relatives and friends.
Monday, August 16, 2010
2 Corinthians:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Dave will be missed by all of us that reunited each year at Bike Week.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Peg, Courtney, and Evan, my deepest sympathy goes to all of you, your Dad was a wonderful man and a great friend of mine from the allston days, we grew up together and he was a great friend to me then and after we all got together on fb again, he will be so sadly missed, though i am sure i do not need to tell you three that. Hold on tight to your memories and remember the things he taught you, he was so very proud of all of you, most conversations revolved around you and the things that you had accomplished....Again my very deepest condolances to you all
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Dear Peggy And Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
You touched so many lives. We will miss you but we will see you again.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Until we meet again, may God Hold you in the palm of his hand.

I shall always miss you my friend!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
To Dave's children & Companion, I am shocked & very sad to hear of Dave's death. He was too young to be taken from this earth. What a great guy he was. I just saw him @ our 40th High School Reunion. Life is short.
Kids, he is in a better place now. No more suffering. I know it doesn't help. I will always pray for you & your Dad.
Classmate of 1970
Sunday, August 15, 2010
In Memory of David Babcock

Death what a horrible thought
A child is born, and joy is brought
Bringing thrill and happiness in the hearts of others
But he will die and leave his brothers
A smart person, loved by all
He died in peace, standing tall
If he could speak today
He would say “Don’t Mourn”
For someday a child will be bourn
To carry on, where I left off

The Babcock Family is in my prayers
Sunday, August 15, 2010
please accept our deepest sympathy. Dave was a funloving person who loved to help people. His life was fulfilled with his family and his love of his fellow man. He will be greatly missed. Heaven will be brighter with him in it. love, Margaret and Arnold
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Shocked by your loss, we will truly miss him when we gather up North. He was a great Guy, and fun to be around. Bob Jon Murray
Sunday, August 15, 2010
What can I say Dave was bigger than life, in heart and spirt. Just seen him at the Brighton High 40th reunion. As a brother Harley rider and fomer life scout in troop 5 in Allston. We will miss Dave. I am very sorry for your loss.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I first met Dave on Face Book and then at the reunion. Being from Allston/Brighton, we "kids" had a lot in common. We all got to know Dave and his love of life and choice to do right. To his children, be SO proud of your dad and choose his path to help the world and all that's in it be safe. Peg, words alone can never make the loss of Dave any better...non of the cliches either. Be strong and Peace to all of you...
Sunday, August 15, 2010
My condolences to Davids' Family. He will always be remembered as a man of great character. I am thankful that I could call such a man my friend.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Peggy, Evan and Courtney, Deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss. When we connected on FB as we grew up in Allston many years ago ,David immediately expressed to me how grateful he was to you Peggy for the way you made a house ,a "home". He couldn't have been more proud of all of you.I could not be more proud to have known him or more humbled that he considered me a friend.God be with you Barry and Deborah Webb
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Courtney I'm so sorry for your loss
Your dad was such a good man, he will be surely missed. He always made the best Sea Lab hotdogs
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Dear Courtney,
I am so sorry. One of my best memories of your Dad was at the Sea Lab car wash. My prayers are with you and your family.
Kayla G.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Dear Peggy, Courtney and Evan,
We will miss him. He was a good man. He was the best letter writer to spread the word on how to make our community a better place. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you, his family, friends and our community.
Lots of love,
Deidre & Rance
Rance, Johnathan, Krystal, Kayla, Alexsandria, Azalea and Chloe
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Dear Peggy, Evan and Courtney,
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful companion, great father and exceptional friend of our community. He was the best hot dog man at Sea Lab! He dedicated many years at Sea Lab. We always enjoyed him selling T shirts and his wonderful spirit at our car wash. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Peace and love, Your Sea Lab Family
Sunday, August 15, 2010
“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.”

'Always Remember' - 'Never Forget'
BHS 1970
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I give my deepest condolences to the Babcock Family for the Loss of David, and I personally can attest to the kindness and giving person that Dave was, since I have known Dave for pretty much all of my life starting at age 7 in cub scout pack 1 and then troop 1 allston, and thern getting reunited with the BHS class reunions, and dave was a great help on the 40th reunion as he was one of the committee member to help make it happen. I knew Dave was involved in scouting again, and I donated to Dave some knercherchief's that were a collection and he was estatic that I gave these items for him to share wirh his troop, we reminissed about our times in scouting together and with our families Dave will always be in my thoughts and prayers, and pou could never find a better friend to have. he was a big man but as gentle as a kitten and would help anyone.
I want to express deepest simpathy from Harry Cosman, and also the Class of 1970 Brighton High School Brighton Mass.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
You'll be in our hearts, we'll miss you.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
our deepest sympathy to a most wonderful family and the very best friends
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Courtney and Evan, I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
He was a wonderful guy, i only met him a few times. But he was always happy and spreading joy. He will be missed.
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