Reverend Timothy Babcock

August 26, 1942 - October 1, 2019

Reverend Timothy Babcock passed from this life on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the age of 77.
 
Father Babcock was born August 26, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest on June 1, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
 
Father Babcock served as Delegate to our Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services, and as a staff member in Central Services including the Metropolitan Tribunal and the Office for Clergy and Consecrated Life. Father Babcock also served as Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Monroe; St. Andrew Parish, Rochester, St. Mary Parish, Royal Oak; and St. Eugene Parish, Detroit. He also served as Administrator of St. Sebastian Parish, Dearborn Heights; St. Aloysius Parish, Romulus; St. Kenneth Parish, Plymouth; St. Ronald Parish, Clinton Township; St. Thomas a ‘Becket Parish, Canton; Resurrection Parish, Canton; St. Scholastica Parish, Detroit; St. Priscilla Parish, Livonia; St. Joseph Parish, Detroit; St. Josaphat Parish, Detroit; Sweetest Heart of Mary Parish, Detroit; St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon; St. Owen Parish, Bloomfield Hills; SS. Simon and Jude Parish, Westland; and Corpus Christi Parish, Detroit.  In addition, he served as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington; St. Eugene Parish, Detroit; and St. Sylvester Parish, Warren. Father Babcock was also Chaplain for the Felician Sisters in Livonia.
 
Visitation will take place on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester, Michigan 48307 until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 5:00 p.m.  His Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48034, on Tuesday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m.  Father Babcock’s Interment will be private (family only).
 
Father Babcock was predeceased by his parents, John and Catherine Babcock; brothers, John Peter (the late Margaret), James Allen, Edward Michael, and Paul Willard (the late Janet). Father Babcock is survived by his brother, Dr. Allen (Mary Ann) Babcock; sister, Sr. Margaret Ann Babcock, IHM; sister-in-law, Mary; nineteen nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews