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John F. Babiarz
PAWTUCKET - John F. "Sam" Babiarz, 92 a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died Saturday at the Pawtucket Health Center. He was the husband of the late Josephine (Wollen) Babiarz and the son of the late John and Ann (Keilbasa) Babiarz.
Mr. Babiarz was a Machinist for the Leesona Corp and Brown & Sharp retiring in 1981. Sam was a Eucharist Minister for the former Sacred Heart Church for over 30 years. He held membership in the American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, bowling and traveling with the Royal Travelers.
Surviving are one daughter Deborah Gilchrist and her husband John "Jack" Gilchrist of Pawtucket. Two grandchildren; Richard Gilchrist of NJ and Heather Gilchrist of FL. Mr. Babiarz was the brother of the late: Josephine Gendron, Mary Auger, Pauline Trahan, Buddy Parent, Jennie Eastwood, Della Golomboski and Rita Joyce.
The Funeral will be held Saturday at 9:00am in the CHEETHAM MORTUARY 1012 Newport Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Consolation Church of Holy Family Parish Sabin St. at 10:00am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning 8:00- 9:00am. www.cheethammortuary.com