Mary E. Babboni

Dec. 30, 1937 -Jan. 30, 2007

Mary E. Babboni, 69, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. She was born in Dacada on Dec. 30, 1937, to John and Eleanor (nee Bichler) Tackes.

She was an elementary school teacher, a wife for 20 years, a stay-home mother of four and most recently employed at Moreland Medical-Eye Associates. She was a lifelong member of St. Josephs Catholic Church, where she was involved with mission projects and community service, and enjoyed attending Bible studies. Her life was a testimony to her faith. She dearly loved her family, her children and her grandchildren and saw all other friends and acquaintances as an extension of her immediate family. When she wasnt out on an adventure somewhere, she was enjoying her garden at home.

She will be missed by her children, Jennifer (Daniel) Fleming of Palm Desert, Calif., Gina (Steve) Hartliep of Waukesha, Charles (Jennifer) Babboni of Brick, N.J., and Robert (Elizabeth) Babboni of Mont Clair, N.J. She is the dear grandmother of Brendan and Claire Fleming, Nicholas and Lauren Hartliep and Gianna, Michael, Anna, Leo and Noah Babboni and the loving sister of Quentin (Myrt) Tackes of Belvidere, Ill., Jack (Lorraine) Tackes of Kihei, Hawaii, Stanley (Angie) Tackes of Grafton and Jim Tackes of Random Lake. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law, Dorothy Tackes of St. Louis, Judy (Tony) Bellanti of Muskego and Jackie (Al) Strauss of Chicago; brother-in-law, Joe (Peggy) Babboni of Rockwall, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ralph; and sister-in-law, Sharon Tackes.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. vigil service Thursday, Feb. 8, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, with Deacon Greg Price officiating. Visitation continues at the funeral home Friday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., followed by a procession to St. Josephs Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, for a 10:30 a.m. rosary service, followed by a 11 a.m. funeral Mass with the Rev. Leonard Barbian officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Dacada. Please meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the St. Paul Center, (740) 264-9535.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 547-4035 or visit www.randledable.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.