Elizabeth Leah Babbitt, 85, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Highland Park Nursing Hone, Wellsville, NY. following a brief illness. Born January 22, 1934 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary James Roehner. On March 17, 1951 in Buffalo, she married Edward Babbitt, who predeceased her on July 31, 2000.
Leah, as she was known, had grown up in Buffalo, attended and graduated from a Buffalo high School , class of 1951. After her marriage to Edward, they moved to Caneadea, where they became owner –operator of a dairy farm, located on Rt. 19. Her life became running the farm and over the years, raising her family.
She enjoyed gardening, baking, enjoying the farm animals and watching TV. Her true love was her family and spending time with them.
She was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church in Rushford, a member and secretary of the Caneadea Fire Dept. and for many years was a 4H leader in Caneadea.
Surviving are two sons, Charles “Chuck” E. (Kathleen) Babbitt of Caneadea and Tom E. (Dawn) Babbit of Delevan; six daughters, Eileen E. (Dave) Wagner of Utah, Barb A. Humphrey of Jacksonville, FL, Laurie S. (Ron) Duvall of Rushford, Peggy J. (David) Smith of Belmont, Martha L. (Mike) Wachowski of Delton, MI and Karen B. (Tim) Bentley of Oramel;
33 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Leah was predeceased by a son in law, Gary Humphrey and a daughter, Kathleen Green, and a grandson, Roland Babbitt.
Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast, NY 7-9 pm Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 Funeral services will be held Thurs. Sept. 12, 2019 beginning with prayers at the funeral home at 10:15 am, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Patrick’s Church in Belfast at 11:00 am. Rev. Dennis Mancuso will be celebrant and burial will be in Podonque Cemetery in Rushford. Memorials may be made to the Allegany Co. SPCA. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking the button below.