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Updated: 10/12/2017 08:30:03AM

Venice legend ‘Babe’ Dalton dies

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VENICE — Despite the arrival in Venice of retail giants Home Depot and Lowe’s, Babe’s Hardware not only survived, but grew to have retail stores in Venice, Englewood and North Port, and a kitchen and bath remodeling showroom in Venice.

Its founder, Maurice “Babe” Dalton, a plumbing contractor, died Sunday, Oct. 8. He was 87.

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