Stuart Dearborn Babb September 27, 1965 - February 9, 2021

Stuart Dearborn Babb, 55, of Milton, MA, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021 with his wife and eldest daughter by his side.

Born and raised in Norwood MA, Stu graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree MA, where he was a stand-out athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. He received his BA from Colby College, and his MBA from the University of Colorado.

Stuart had a successful career in consumer marketing, working at Polaroid, New Balance, Kaz USA, Dorel, and most recently as VP of Global Marketing for SharkNinja.

Stuart was an exceptionally kind man with a big heart and a deep love for bad dad jokes and playing pranks on his daughters. He loved all animals (except cats) but his heart belonged to Ben, the family dog. During his brief illness the one thing Stu missed the most was long walks through Blue Hills with Ben; it’s where they did their best thinking.

He traveled extensively but Mexico, BVI and Switzerland held special places in his heart.  Above all else, Stuart’s happy place was Sunapee NH where he spent countless days on the lake with his family and friends enjoying water sports, floating at the sandbar, throwing sticks for Benny and getting ice cream at the Quack Shack.

Stuart is survived by his loving wife of 10 years Patricia (Rohrer) Babb; his daughters Grace and Lilly; his mother Darlene; his brother Lee; his extended family; many dear friends; and his dog Ben.

A small private ceremony was held at Milton Cemetery on Saturday February 13, with a remembrance celebration planned for later in the year.

In lieu of flowers please donate to New England Lab Rescue, PO Box 58, Limerick, Maine 04048 or Friends of the Blue Hills

A Remembrance Celebration will be planned for later in the year

A small private ceremony was held
Saturday February 13, 2021

Milton Cemetery
211 Centre Street
Milton, MA


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    Sara Walker says

    I was a colleague of Stuart’s at SharkNinja. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Stuart’s passing earlier this week. Please know how sorry I am and that you have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. Much love to you all! 💕

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      Anonymous says

      Thank you Sara – that’s so kind of you.

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    Andrew Rudman says

    I met Stu during our first semester at Colby in Cuernavaca. He was a great friend and we had some great times during that semester and throughout our Colby careers. I remember visiting his dorm one day when he was using a crayon to cover up holes in the door from a dart board. He was laughing the entire time. I’m so sadden by this news and send my deepest condolences to his entire family. May his memory be a blessing.

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      Anonymous says

      Andrew thank you for that story. The girls love hearing about their dad from back in the day. Cuernavaca was a big experience for him – he really loved that trip. Thank you for sharing. There is a good-sized Colby contingency that has been brought together through this tragedy. If you’re interested in connecting with them just let me know.

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    James Gill says

    I was 2 years ahead of Stu at Colby. We played baseball together. He was a very good player with a smooth swing and glove that made it look effortless. So lots of long bus rides and days on the bench when not playing. He was a good friend, a great teammate and a gentle soul. I am saddened by the news and send my condolences to his family. RIP Stu.

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    Jon ram says

    My deepest condolences. I worked with Stuart at New Balance and kept in touch with him over the years . My thoughts and prayers are with his family

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    Inge says

    Dear Trish, daughters, friends and family of Stuart… My sincerest condolences. Very shocked to hear the news that Stuart had passed away. I live in The Netherlands and worked with Stuart at Dorel. As we were both part of the Global Marketing Team, we regularly caught up around the world and it was always such a pleasure. Such a genuine, lovely, kind hearted, fun person to be around. I remember when we were in the car with a group of us and Stuart was on the phone to his family back home. Couldn’t help overhearing how much he loved and missed his wife and girls. Wonderful family man a and great colleague. Can’t begin to imagine what you all must be going through. Wishing you lots of strength and hope that the overwhelming grief will one day make al little room for the wonderful memories you’ve made together.

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    Alfred Houston says

    Stuart was a great nephew . He will be sorely missed. He left us so young . I will always remember the wonderful times we had together and all the great holidays we had. This will be a significant lose to Grace, Lilly and Trish and his mother and brother as well as the whole family.

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    Harri Leiviska Finland says

    Stuart was a great person in our unique MBA95 class in the University of Colorado at Boulder. I alway will remember his smile and constant friendliness and respect towards others. My condolences to his family.

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    Paul F Scannell says

    Angela and I just found out about Stuart’s passing. We are so sorry. Stuart was such a kind man and a great neighbor. We missed you all when you left Valley Rd. Our thoughts are with you.

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New England Lab Rescue
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Limerick, Maine 04048


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