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Jean Okarma Babien

  • Birth 26 Jan 1919 Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 18 Apr 2009 Stone Ridge, Ulster County, New York, USA
  • Burial North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 36029137

My mother was very much a child of the depression, and it effected her life deeply. She had to rely on wits to survive - her parents were always working to make ends meet, and provided well for her, but they never fully acclimated into American culture. My mother married later in life, and I am her only child -- a bit of a lonely childhood, but it turned out well.... She denied herself many pleasures because she felt that life was uncertain, as it is, but I have taken almost the opposite approach. Life's lessons are learned hard....

She enjoy Bayonne, very much -- walking to the stores.(She had no need to drive and never learned how). She enjoyed her neighborhood friends - Irene Kokola, and planning trips with the local senoir cititzen groups. Playing cards was a favorite pastime. Moving to NY after her husband died was difficult, and very lonely for her.

Jean Babien, 90 of Schoonmaker Lane, Stone Ridge, formerly of Bayonne, New Jersey died Saturday April 18, 2009 at home. Born January 26, 1919 in Bayonne, New Jersey she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Kurpiel) Okarma. A graduate of Bayonne High School, she was a homemaker. Surviving is her daughter Donna Lamerson and her husband Peter of Stone Ridge. Four grandchildren, Sandra, Christopher, Joseph and Thomas Lamerson also survive. Her husband, Constantine Babien whom she married February 16, 1957 died in October of 1998. A brother, Stanley Okarma also died previously. A graveside service will be held Thursday, 1:00 PM. Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, New Jersey. Arrangements by the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Ulster County, 34 Broadway Kingston, New York 12401.

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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 19 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36029137
  • Donna
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jean Okarma Babien (26 Jan 1919–18 Apr 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36029137, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) .