Jeannine A. McHale Babcock, 53

OSWEGO, NY – Jeannine A. McHale Babcock , 53, a resident of 66 Third Ave., passed away on Friday May 7, 2010, at her home.

Born in Oswego, she was a daughter of the late John McHale and Doris (Gorman) McHale of Oswego.

Jeannine A. McHale Babcock
Jeannine A. McHale Babcock

She was a graduate of Oswego High School and received her Associate’s Degree in Computer Processing from Cayuga Community College.

Jeannine was employed with the Oswego City School District as a teacher’s aide for 15 years, the Cadaret Grant for four years and recently with Oswego Hospital for four years.

She was a member of the Oswego YMCA and enjoyed gardening, walking her dogs, jetsking and spending time at her camp.

Surviving besides her mother, are her husband, Jim Babcock; two sons, John Musico and Matthew (Darcy) Musico both of Oswego; two sisters, Colleen McHale of Oswego and Maureen McHale of Tullahoma Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Triple Negative Breast Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Norwood N.J. 07648.

Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.


  1. Jim,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your wife was such a sweet girl. I last saw you two at the Dr. and we had a few good laughs. We had such fun when you came out to the shop together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. Always remember the good times you had together-they are precious.
    Your friends at Sharps Marine–Kayln & Ronnie

  2. Doris, Jim and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.Jean was a beautiful person inside and out.I met Jean when I had Matt in Kindergarten and it was an instant friendship She was a good mom and supportive of her child. As our lives went on we would see each other at the Y,walking and even at Myrtle Beach where we had a great time together. As years went on our lives changed but whenever we ran into each other we always managed to talk and talk. I started getting health issues and she would always as Doris did ask howI was doing and that I was a strong women. Little by little my heath issues got more complcated and the my world fell apart . Jean and her mom were so supportive whenever I spoke or saw them. I did not hear about her illness until 2 years ago I was devestated and called Doris and then Jean. She was so positive and going to try a new treatment but she wanted to talk about me and how I was doing and told me I was a strong person. Little did she know she gave me strength with her courageous attitude and fight. I regret I did not see her before she died,but she was in my mind and I prayed each Sunday for her. I will miss her,but she will still be in my thoughts and I will be asking her to give me strength. Good Bye Jean.
    Connie Gosek

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