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Joseph "Babe" Savitski, Jr.

July 17, 1925 ~ December 19, 2017 (age 92)

COLCHESTER - Joseph “Babe” Savitski, Jr. passed away peacefully Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2017) after a brief illness.  A lifelong resident of North Westchester, he was born July 17, 1925 on the family farm and was the last surviving child of the late Joseph and Cassmira (Modrzejewski) Savitski.  Mr. Savitski had worked for Baldwin Construction for many years before his retirement in the early 1990’s.  His heart was always at home on the farm, where he truly loved being “one with the land” and close to his family.  Babe will also be remembered for his exceptional talent as a dancer, especially the Polka.  He leaves his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Barbara (Higbie) Savitski; their daughter, Sheryl Verrill of Colchester; three stepchildren, Roger Kennedy of Colchester, Kevin Kennedy of Middletown and Robin Fontana (and her husband, Sal) of Colchester; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Todd; and eight siblings, Stanley, Ludwig, Theodore, Anthony, August, Julius, Anna and Regina.  The family will receive guests from 10 – 11 AM Saturday (Dec. 23rd) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester.  Services and burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Middlesex Hospital Hospice & Palliative Care, 28 Crescent St., Middletown 06457 ( or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 ( 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, Chicago IL 60601

Middlesex Hospice & Palliative Care
28 Crescent St., Middletown CT 06457

 Service Information

December 23, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

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