Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00Babette R. Harper, a former resident of Mineola and teacher in the Port Washington School system, died at age 87 on April 25, 2011. She resided at Wake Robin, in Shelburne, VT from 1998 until her death. Babette was the only child of Cyril and Helen Harper and was born on March 15, 1924 in New York City. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1945 and taught for over 35 years before retiring in1988. Her love of travel took her all over the world and she was very involved in volunteer work, especially with the English Speaking Union and Hermandad. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine’s in Shelburne, VT.