Blanche Ella (Reese) Babiash, 71, of Royersford, wife of William Edward Babiash, passed away on Thursday, March 31 at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Born in Darby, and formerly of Malvern and Chadds Ford, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Elizabeth (McNamara) Reese.

Blanche was a 1957 graduate of the Notre Dame Academy in Villanova. In 1959 she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She attended Sacred Heart RC Church in Royersford. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Along with her husband of 50 years, she is survived by her children Laura Polischuk, Bill Babiash Jr., Lisa Roldan, Rick Babiash and Tammy Duke; her sisters Elizabeth Hebeler and Mary Hardican, her brother William Reese and her 12 beloved grandchildren Larissa, Andrea, Elena, Anthony, Chris, Ryan, Maya, Evan, Brandon, Matthew,  Ashley, and Zoe.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:00AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 838 Walnut Street, Royersford with Fr. Peter DiMaria officiating. Burial will be private and at a later date. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:15AM to 9:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Blanche Babiash to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation online at , or by check payable to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352. Please memo Blanche Babiash on your check.

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