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DERRY, NH: Eileen M. Babbitt, 71, of Derry, N.H., formerly of Blaine, Maine, died Friday, October 3, 2014, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. She was born March 28, 1943 in Worcester, and was the daughter of the late Alfred W. and Emma R. (King) Dumaine. She was raised and educated in Worcester and Thompson, Conn. and had been a resident of Derry for the past year.

Mrs. Babbitt was a homemaker and wife of an army officer and spent many years traveling in support of his service. After retirement, they lived in Connecticut and Florida prior to settling in Owl’s Head and Blaine, Maine. She loved dogs and cats and was a longtime supporter of the Disable American Veteran’s organization.

Members of the family include, three daughters, Linda Prince and her husband, William of Derry, N.H., Sharon Downer and her husband, Eric of E. Berlin, Pa. and Christine Earle and her husband, Steven of New Sweden, Maine; five grandchildren, Andrew Prince, Hannah Prince, Burke Downer, Julia Downer and Alison Earle, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Donald Dumaine of Whiteville, Maine and Robert Dumaine of Putnam, Conn. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 41 years, Ray Clifton Babbitt in 2001 and by a grandson, K.C. Prince in 1989.

After cremation, services are being planned by the family for a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301, and/or, The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry, N.H. is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence, or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 9, 2014
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