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David Sabourin

David's senior candid photo.
Our dear classmate David Sabourin passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
He joined our class in tenth grade. Active in extracurricular activities, he was a member of the chorus during his sophomore year, the Ski Club for three years, and played tennis for three years.

Here are excerpts from David's obituary, which appeared in The Republican newspaper:

David F. Sabourin, 70, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Holyoke Medical Center after a short illness.

He was born in Ludlow, grew up in Longmeadow, and graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 1970, and the Radio Broadcasting School of Boston in 1971.

David worked as an industrial carpenter and sang in the chois at the former St. Ann's Church in West Springfield, St. Elizabeth's Church in Ludlow, and most recently St. Patrick's Church of South Hadley.

David loved the outdoors. If he could have lived totally in the wild he would have. He especially loved not only hunting, fishing, skiing, and kayaking, but searching for wildlife treasures like deer antler or unique pieces of wood that he then would craft into a loving gift for someone. He was surely "One of a Kind."

He leaves his son, Ian Gray; his wife, Heather; granddaughters Kimberly and Jordan of Bradenton, FL; stepdaughter Rachel Schufreider and her daughter, Madisonlee Lewis of North Amherst; his sister, Cynthia Sullivan and her husband, Larry of New York; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be be made in David's memory to St. Patrick's Church, 30 Main St., South Hadley, MA 01075.
Homeroom photo in David's sophomore year. Front row: Joanne Rinaldi, Kathleen Price, Deborah Sawyer, Susan Regnier, Linda Redin, Debra Peterson, Mr. Raymond Simonds. Row 2: Jane Passburg, Eleanor Ramey, Priscilla Perusse, Patricia Ryan, Cynthia Richards, Susan Petronino, Pamela Sakakeeny. Row 3: Richard Pesto, John Quinn, Robert A. Price, Carl Porcelli, Stephen St. Marie, Dennis Plante. Row 4: Joseph Roy, David Sabourin, Robert Reis, Albert Raimondi, Robert M. Price, David Radebaugh, David Sand. Not pictured: Cynthia Page.
A portion of the Ski Club during David's junior year. Front row: Richard Pesto, Paul Kinney, Robert Price, Mark Kinney, Paul Munzert, Mr. Gary Bunce. Row 2: Fleda Weyant, Susan Quimby, Joanne Bergamini, Katherine Evans, Jane Stolecki, Beth Lacey. Row 3: Valarie Weber, Mary Mitchell, Deborah Angers, Nancy Wrinkle, J. Glenn Reardon, Timothy Redin, David Sabourin.
Varsity tennis team in David's junior year. Mr. Alexander Nickett (coach), Edward Fleming, Jeffrey Wadsworth, Lee Wallace, Andy Farquharson, David Sabourin, Paul Lamarche. Not pictured: David Hansen.
Some members of the Ski Club during David's senior year: Wayne Scully, Peter Garafalo, Bob Drumheller, John Stolecki, and David Sabourin.
David later in life.
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