Perry, Josephine C. (Baybeck), Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Bickford Assisted Living of Saginaw. The daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Heleczer) Achtabowski, Josephine was born March 11, 1916 in Detroit, Michigan. She married Walter Baybeck in September of 1936. He predeceased her December of 1948. Josephine then married George Perry in September of 1967. He predeceased her August of 1991. Josephine was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She loved playing cards, working in her garden and taking trips with her daughters. Surviving are two sons and three daughters, Peter (Linda) Baybeck, Arlington, Tennessee; Mike (Edith) Baybeck, Bridgeport, MI; Patricia (James) Davis, South Bend, Indiana; Mary (Roger) D’Hondt, Rochester Hills, MI; Judy (Richard) Henning, Saginaw, MI; 15 grandchildren and their spouses; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Regina Bradford, Bay City, MI; many nieces and nephews. Josephine was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Baybeck, five sisters and six brothers. The family wishes to thank Josephine’ s caregivers for their loving care of our mother, Daphne, Diana, Kari, Catina and all the staff at Bickford of Saginaw. The family also wishes to thank Debby from Avalon Hospice for her tender care. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 2010 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Rev. Fr.Thomas Schmied OFMCap will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, Avalon Hospice or St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.