WILLIAM ‘BILL’ J. BABIN FORT KENT and MACHIAS William “Bill” J. Babin passed away July 26, 2008, at a Fort Kent health care facility. He was born May 16, 1923, in Fort Kent, son of John and Flavie (Paradis) Babin. Bill was educated in Fort Kent and served in the U.S. Navy in many different parts of the U.S. and overseas. He worked most of his life in Boston for Stop & Shop, as a supervisor and then in Machias for the University of Maine. Bill spent the last few months of his life with family and friends in Fort Kent. He was a very lovable person who made friends wherever he was. He was known by friends and family to be charming and caring. He loved to tell stories and was very good at it, remembering all the details and often putting humor into his tales. Bill loved to play cards, especially cribbage. He loved all sports and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. We will all miss his stories of his adventures with his brothers, Edgar, Robbie and Lionel, who were his best buddies. Bill was predeceased by his parents; as well as his brothers, Edgar, Robert and Lionel Babin; and sisters, Anita Ouellette and Corinne Bearce. Bill leaves behind daughters, Sandra Campbell and son-in-law, Bill and grandchildren, Ritzman and Anna Campbell of California; daughter, Linda Babin and granddaughter, Jessica Additon and husband, Dennis, and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Meagan of Florida; daughter, Susan Rogasky of Connecticut and granddaughter, Erica and husband, Corby Coutts, and great-granddaughter, Camryn of Massachusetts; also daughter, Pam Wood, son-in-law, Glenroy, and grandchildren, Glenroy Jr. and Tara Reynolds of Cutler; and great-grandchildren, Raeanah and Hayden Reynolds. He also leaves behind many nephews, nieces and friends. We will miss his term of endearment, “Dear” that he always added to our name, as well as his charming ways. In keeping with the wishes of the family, there will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial with full military honors 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Soldier Pond. Arrangements are being conducted by Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent.