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  her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Maine in 1963 and later, in 1970, earned her master’s degree in physical education from Southern Connecticut State University. Judy was a physical education teacher at Ledyard High School for 34 years. She was the first teacher of girls’ physical education at the school and helped to establish and implement curriculum for girls’ physical education. Early in her career, she served as cheerleading advisor and as gymnastics coach, and in the mid-seventies, she co-founded the girls’ outdoor track team and the girls’ basketball team and was an assistant coach for both teams for more than twenty years. Her chief responsibility in track was in the field events, and her throwers won many conference and state champion- ship titles, and in basketball, junior varsity teams under her leadership compiled a record of 316 wins and 128 losses. In 1995, she was selected for membership in the Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame, and in 1997, the Connecticut High School Coaches Association named her Assistant Basketball Coach of the Year.
n George Babcock, 86, passed away at his home on Sunday morning, Sept. 22, 2019, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Denise M. (Heche) Babcock for 38 years. George was born July 16, 1933, in Thomaston, son of the late George W. and Alma (Tyler) Babcock. Raised in Wolcott, he was a graduate of Wilby High School. George served honorably in the United States Army, serving in Korea from May of 1953, until his discharge on March 8, 1955. After his military service he attended the University of Connecticut. He had been employed as the business manager at Lyons Pontiac in Thomaston for many years. He then went on to the Town of Wolcott where he served as Wolcott Schools business manager, retiring in 1991. George was the founder of the Wolcott Laurelettes and later founded the Girls Little League Softball program. He coached the Wolcott High School Girls Softball team for 30 years, winning the State “L” championship in 1992.
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