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  • Louisa “Lisa” Babu

    Posted by elissa mondschein on Dec 28, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    Louisa Lisa Babu, 85, of Fountain Hills, Arizona died on Sunday, July 12 at her residence surrounded by her children. Lisa was a very devout and faithful member of the Assumption community who was an inspiration to many.

    She was born April 29, 1930 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Thomas and Constantina Ziu. She married Constantin Babu of Korce, Albania in 1957. Her husband preceeded her in death.

    Mrs. Babu retired in 1997 after working 25 years for the State of Illinois in Springfield. She received her Bachelors degree in Business Management in 1980 from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Lisa moved to Arizona following her husband’s death in 2003.

    A volunteer at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ for many years, Lisa also gave her time to the town of Fountain Hills, helping clean and preserve sculptures in the park, serving as an art docent and theater usher. She was a member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Scottsdale, Red Hat Society, Hooks and Needles, Senior Olympics and was well-known in the Fountain Hills community.

    Lisa is survived by three daughters, Victoria (David) Niswonger of Wildwood, MO. Ileana Babu of Tucson, AZ and Nina (Joseph) Sullivan of Colleyville, TX; one son, Dr. L. Thomas (Vasvi) Babu of Scottsdale, AZ; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters Flora Popovici of Bristol, RI, Shirley Marcin of Southbridge, MA and one brother, Steven Ziu of Menifee, CA and several nieces and nephews.

    Burial will be held Saturday, July 18 in St. Louis, MO at St. Matthews Cemetery. Funeral procession will begin at 11 AM from Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa St., St. Louis, MO 63109
    Services: Wednesday, July 15 at 10am at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 8202 East Cactus Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
    Visitation: Tuesday, July 14 from 5pm-7pm with Trisagion prayers following at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 8202 East Cactus Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
    Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 8202 East Cactus Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 or St. Thomas Romanian Orthodox Church, 6501 Nottingham Ave, St. Louis, Mo 63109.
    Location: Fountain Hills Mortuary
    Church: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

    elissa mondschein replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Shirley Ziu/Marcin

    Jan 11, 2024 at 11:21 am

    In memory of my eldest sister, Louisa Ziu Babu. She is sorely missed.

  • elissa mondschein

    Jan 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Memory eternal. Is she buried in St. Louis?

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