Kathleen's Story

SANGERVILLE - Kathleen May Babski, 60, died May 6, 2014, at Mayo Regional Hospital, after a two and a half year battle with peritoneal/ovarian cancer. She was born in Dover-Foxcroft, July 1, 1953, the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Leavitt) Sandberg.

She graduated from PCHS, class of 1971, and then graduated from Beauty School in Bangor. She worked as a hairdresser for about 40 years. She owned a salon in Guilford for many years, serving many clients who became lifelong friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Kathy was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and wife. Her family brought her great pride and joy. She enjoyed her trips to North Carolina to see her daughter and grandchildren. She liked to watch her grandson's ball games and going to their school functions. She enjoyed visits and going shopping with her daughter and granddaughter from Belgrade. Kathy's love was like no other. Kathy loved to sew, craft, and bake. She made many gifts, which will be cherished by many.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, John C. Babski of Sangerville; children, Michelle Lake and her daughter, Tabitha, both of Belgrade; Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Keith, and their children, Brooke, Landen, and Parker, all of NC; Nicholas Crocker and his sons, Caleb, Caden and Dawson, all of Dover-Foxcroft; stepdaughter, Tina Ferrigno, and her children, Anthony and Jessica, all of NY; a stepson, John Babski Jr. of NY; two sisters, Clarice Foss of Hermon, and Cynthia Fortier and her husband, Ross of Abbot; two brothers, Reginald Sandberg and his wife, Janet of WA, and Sam Goodridge and his wife, Donna of Abbot; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Ernest; and Sam and Elsie Goodridge.

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak St., Guilford. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 9th, at the funeral Home, with burial following in the Blanchard Cemetery on the back road in Abbot. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sara's House, c/o LaFayette Family Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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