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100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
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James Sabin

James J. Sabin

Tuesday, April 10th, 1945 - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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SOUTH COLTON – James J. Sabin, 76, a longtime resident of Morgan Road, peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Jim was born April 10, 1945 in Massena, the son of the late Frederick and Sara (Lalone) Sabins. He attended rural schools in Bombay before going to Salmon River Central School. He left school to work on the family farm, later achieving his GED after his retirement. On December 18, 1971, he married Cheryl Gibbs in Bombay with Justice Lee Richards, officiating. She predeceased him on November 8, 2012.

Jim worked for many years at Reynold’s Metal as a pot tender, retiring at age 55. Following his retirement, he found joy in fixing and puttering with small engines and was continuously making his own inventions for various small motors and machines. Throughout his life, he was an avid gardener who supplied endless vegetables to his family and friends. As an author, he wrote and published “A Long List of Everyday Guaranteed Rights.” He was a member of the Massena Masonic Lodge #513 and attended the South Colton Methodist Church.

Jim is survived by his children, Jon Sabin of South Colton and Dr. Julie Cote of Franconia, New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Stephanie Narrow of Lincoln, New Hampshire, Isaiah Newton of Franconia, New Hampshire, and Abigail Newton of Potsdam; and his great grandson, Liam Narrow of Lincoln. He is also survived by his brothers, George Sabins of Connecticut and Hank Sabins of Bombay; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Hubert Sabins.

Friends may call Friday 5-8:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena where funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider donations to the Potsdam Co-Op to support local produce growing.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 8:00pm
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 8:00pm
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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Posted at 06:36pm
Sorry to hear of James passing.I did his taxes for awhile. He worked at Reynolds with my Dad in the potrooms.R.I.P. James.

Larry Page

Posted at 05:38pm
I worked with brother Jim for a good many years and always enjoyed his caring ways. Thunder as some of us called him, was always ready to help out and even willing to do the job if we wanted. His wanting to win the Lotto was such a great challenge to him that he kept page after page of numbers trying to figure how to win. We shared a few beers together now and then and had a great Salmon fishing trip together with Jack the Snake, Erwin McDonald, one trip I will never forget. Rest in Peace Jim.

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