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McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Friday December 10th, 2021
9:30am - 11:30am

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St. Augustine s Church, NY, Troy
Friday December 10th, 2021

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Edward "Ned" Babyak, Jr

Troy-Edward Eugene Babyak Jr. “Ned”,73, of Fales Rd. Bristol, RI passed away suddenly on Dec 1 at Rhode Island Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline Denise Taylor Babyak.

Born in Troy, Ned was the son of Edward E Babyak Sr. and Marion Hoffman Babyak.  He is survived by his son Edward E Babyak III “Ned” (Carinna) of Mansfield, MA, his daughter Gretchen (Tom) Hayes and their children Caroline and Thomas Jr. of Wilton, CT.  He is also survived by his sister Gretchen LaFleur of Troy, NY, and brother Carey (Nancy) of Seabrook, NH as well as his brother-in-law and friend Jason Taylor (Karen) of Brunswick, NY and many nieces and nephews.

Ned graduated from Catholic Central HS in 1966 where he excelled at baseball, captained the football team and was the president of the ski team. One of his proudest moments was being inducted into the CCHS Sports Hall of Fame.

Ned then went on to The College of the Holy Cross where he received a full scholarship and was part of the NROTC program. He continued to shine at baseball to the point where he was scouted by the St. Louis Cardinals. He also found a new sport to love, rugby.

Upon graduation he was commissioned as an Ensign and travelled the world for 6 years during the Viet Nam era as a Lieutenant and a Navigator.   After he returned, he received an MBA from Western New England College. Ned then built a successful career as a Procurement Manager for several defense contractors across many US states. He retired from Raytheon in Portsmouth, RI.

Ned was a devoted husband and father whose greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He loved nothing more than a good party with family and friends.

Visiting Hours will be held Friday Dec 10th 9:30-11:30am at McLoughlin and Mason Funeral Home 8 109th St. Troy, NY

Funeral Mass will follow Friday Dec 10th at 12 noon at St Augustine’s Church 25 115th St. Troy, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org

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Jacquie, so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know you guys had a life time together but that's never enough! My sincerest condolences.Bill McCormick(Leonard Hospital)WATERFORD, N y.

William McCormick Dec 8 2021 12:00 AM

Tom and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ned. As families we spent many hours watching our daughters grow up.Please accept our deepest sympathy during this most difficult time.Kathy and Tom Murphy

Kathleen Murphy Dec 7 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry about the passing of Ned....may his memory forever bring a smile to your hearts. My prayers are with you all as you travel through these difficult days.

Marie Clemente Waitekus Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.All my Love prayers and sympathy to you Jackie, Gretchen,Thomas ,Caroline and TomAll my love, Peggy Hayes

All my love, Peggy Hayes Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Babyak & Hayes Family,We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time and wishing you hope and healing when youre ready.Love, The Scherb Family

Love, The Scherb Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Wilton friends

Love, Wilton friends Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM