May 7, 1925 ~ January 3, 2022

Born in: Smithtown, NY
Resided in: St. James, NY


Elsie “Babe” Barbato, of St. James, on January 3, 2022 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas. Loving mother of Florence (Thomas) Beckmann, Philip (Elizabeth) Barbato & Jane (Bob) Chorley. Cherished grandmother of Liz, Philip (Meghan), Sarah (Pete), Robert (Mildred), Hope, Kurt & Clare and great grandmother of Ryan, Olivia, Enzo, Elsie, Emma, Wyatt, Kai & Oz. Dear Sister of William (Stella) Valentine, Thomas (Katie) Valentine, Frenk (Janet) Valentine and Nick (Barbara) Valentine. Also survived by her many loving nieces & nephews. Visiting Sunday January 9, 2022 from 2-5 pm. at Branch Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Monday January 10, 2022 at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery.


Visitation: January 9, 2022 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: January 10, 2022 9:45 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St


St. Patrick's Cemetery Smithtown
Mount Pleasant Road

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  1. Love you Aunt Babe… Kevin & I had so much fun with you. We know you are with all your loved ones now. Love, Colleen & Kevin

  2. I love you Gram. I miss you. You’re resting peacefully with Grandpa now. I know you were ready to see him again. Thank you for your love and your generosity and all the mac and cheese. We will spread your love and your light through us for all of our days. You are loved and remembered forever.

  3. You will forever be a huge part of our lives, Aunt Babe. I am thankful for every second we got to share with you. You will be unbelievably missed. We love you! Jennifer, Michael, Alaena, and Little Jimmy

  4. candleThere could never be enough time with you Gram but I know in my heart that you are with Grandpa. You both waited long enough to be together again. Thank you for being our role model, confidant and fearless defender. A century of adding sass, laughter and spunk everywhere you went. You are one of a kind. There are endless memories of you attached to every moment of my life. I could tell you anything and plan to keep doing so. I know you will hear me and help me know what to do. So put on that snazzy bathing suit and hair wrap and hit the beach! Soak up the sun and all our love. Talk about everything and anything to Grandpa til the sun comes up and know we all carry you both with us wherever we go. Love, Liz

  5. Mrs. Barbato…from the time I met you at 15 years of age until now…nearly 5 decades later…you always made it clear that your home was my home. I could arrive as a young teenager, I could arrive as a young mom toting my own son to swim in your pool, I could arrive as a grandma myself…your door and your heart were always open❤️ May I exhibit an ounce of the hospitality you shared with me to others and lives will be changed … as you did mine. Westbury Music Fair with the ladies will always hold a special place in my heart😉. Thanks for the love and memories. Till we meet again😘

  6. Babe I will miss you living across the street from me, I will miss you always saying something nice about me,especially how you like the Christmas light I put up. Joseph Varrone

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