Gerald Sabourin, 70, of Ferrisburgh


FERRISBURGH — Gerald Sabourin left this world on Nov. 12, 2022, to begin his new journey. He had a strong faith and positive attitude. He chose to live the remainder of his life in joy surrounded by his family and friends. He felt truly blessed to have so much support

Born in Burlington, Vt., on Dec. 6, 1951, to Wilfred and Gisele (Ouellette) Sabourin, he grew up in Addison County and Peru, N.Y. Gerald was a Vietnam Vet and served in the United States Marine Corp from 1970-1974. Married in 1974 to Betty (Armell), they lived in Ferrisburgh and had two children. In 1975 he began his career at the UVM Medical Center, where he worked for many years as a manager of facilities. He retired in 2013

Gerald lived life large, he had an outgoing and happy personality. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing. One never to sit still, he always had a project going, in which he enlisted the help of family and friends

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty; son, Daniel (Stephanie Valley) Sabourin; daughter Michelle Deyo; his much-loved grandchildren Lydia Sabourin, Nicholas and Julius Deyo and Alexyss and Alyssa Mackinnon; siblings Roger Sabourin, Paul (Beverly) Sabourin, Louie Sabourin, Carol (Clif) O’Brien, Lorraine (Dennis) Gendreau, Mark (Vikki) Sabourin and Harmel (June) Sabourin. In-laws Ilene (Larry) Knox, Lester Armell, Charlene (Paul) Gorton, June (Gary) Melillo, Mark (Brenda) Armell and several nieces, nephews, aunts uncles and cousins also survive him.

He was predeceased by his father, Wilfred Sabourin; mother-in-law Rita Armell; and father-in-law Lester Armell Sr.

Contributions in his name can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Services will be at a later date. ◊

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