ORWELL - Steven Michael Sabourin, age 60, died Sunday, December 2, 2012, following a long illness, at his home in Orwell.
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Mr. Sabourin was born in Middlebury on August 20, 1952. He was the son of Edward and Joyce (Jennings) Sabourin.
He was a graduate of Otter Valley Union High School, Class of 1970, where he played baseball for three years and was a southpaw pitcher.
He had worked at White Pigment Corporation before joining the United States Navy in 1971. Following his discharge, he became a self-employed carpenter and builder.
He was a resident of Orwell for over 30 years, where he had also raised beef cattle. He was forced to retire due to illness in 2007.
Steve loved books and was a voracious reader. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his sister Marie Hayes and her husband Richard of Forest Dale; his cousin and care provider, Gary and Candi Rogers of Hydeville; a nephew Christopher Hayes and niece Rebecca Clark; and grand-nephew Kyle Notte and grand-niece Shelby McDonough. He was predeceased by his father Edward in 1972, his mother Joyce in 2007, and a brother James in 1958.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial "In Celebration of His Life" will be celebrated on Friday, December 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Ruel Tumangday will be the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will follow in the family lot, at Pine Hill Cemetery.
Following the ceremony the family will receive friends at St. Mary's Church Parish Hall, for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to: Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
Published in Rutland Herald from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2012