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Updated: 10/11/2017 10:42:05AM

‘Babe,’ a

Venice

legend,

dies

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Maurice “Babe” Dalton

By KIM COOL

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Despite the arrival in Venice of retail giants Home Depot and Lowe’s, Babes ACE 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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