- Eva Hazel Babson, passed away in Bangor on Jan. 6, 2017. She was born in North Orland to Edgar and Lida Gray.
She graduated from Springfield High School and was married to Claude H. Stinson from 1940, until he passed in 1986. Eva worked at W.T. Grants department store in Bangor for many years before going to work with her son and daughter-in-law, Myron and Sandra McLaughlin at Campbell's Bakery in Brewer until she retired.
Eva remarried Robert Babson of Penobscot in 1993. He made her very happy for the rest of her life. She loved to sew, knit and crochet but most of all she loved her family.
Eva was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Claude "Harry"; her sons, Russell and Myron; and her sister, Ida Gray. Surviving are daughters, Dolores Rustin of Old Town, Delight Colby and husband, Richard of Florida; her step-children, Robert H. Babson of Standish, Jerry Babson and partner, Sally Howard of Bucksport, Larry Babson and wife, Irene of Surry, Sandra Orcutt and husband, Bill of N. Orland; her sister, Doris Lindsay of Brewer; daughter-in-law, Sandra McLaughlin of Brewer; grandchildren, Robyn Day and husband, Jay of Lamoine, Tim Ward and wife, Sandy of N. Carolina, April Beal and husband, Shane of Florida, Candy Wood of Brewer, Chris Colby and Ryan of Korea, Kimberlye Barclay of Brewer, Craig Colby and wife, Tina of Texas, Clay McLaughlin and wife, Sandy of Topsham, Scott McLaughlin and wife, Tina of Bangor, Kelly Jean Kobrin and husband, Dave of Orrington; 18 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Per Eva's request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. A springtime burial will be held at the Woodland Cemetery in Brewer.
Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories may be shared at directcremationofmaine.com.
Published on  January 10, 2017