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