John "Jack" Sabourin, 74, of Club Rd., passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at The Arbors in Shelburne, Vt., due to complications from Alzheimers. He was born on Sept. 18, 1945, the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Boles) Sabourin.
Jack graduated from Mount Assumption, Plattsburgh State, and received a masters from Montclair State and Columbia University. After a career in the Department of Corrections, Jack retired as Superintendent of Bare Hill Correctional Facility in Malone.
Survivors include his wife Diane, of Plattsburgh; a son, Kevin of West Chazy; a daughter, Erin of Rochester; 2 brothers, Richard (Jackie) of Plattsburgh, William (Barbara) of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Ann Mitchell.
Donations in his memory may be made to your local food shelf or Christmas Bureau.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. To share a condolence with the family, please visit, Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.
Published on November 4, 2019


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Tom Bouyea
Nov 13, 2019
Jack was a great friend, especially while we attended SUNY Plattsburgh, 1964-66. He was one of the original founders of the Steiner's Club at Filion's. I remember his profound disappointment when he tried to enlist in the USMC in 1965. This tough football player had flat feet and they wouldn't give him a waiver. He had a 59 MGA, with no top that we froze our butts off in the winter. Jack was a good friend and would give you the shirt off his back. He will be missed.
Bruce Yelich
Nov 06, 2019
I worked at Bare Hill for John while he was the Superintendent. I always found him to be a very interesting individual. May the sympathy of others comfort you at this difficult time.
Chris Zeldenrust
Nov 05, 2019
My sympathies and prayers to the entire family.
Michael Collins
Nov 05, 2019
Although I had not seen Jack since High School, I have fond memories of him at MAI and on the Football team. May he rest in peace.
Miney Rowlson
Nov 05, 2019
Sabourin Family: I’m very sorry for your loss of this fine man.
Hugh fayette
Nov 05, 2019
John, thanks for everything
William Burke
Nov 03, 2019
John was always a great colleague and gentleman. Dedicated to our endeavors and true to his ideals and goals. He achieved much in a life well lived. My sympathies to his loved ones.
Doug Drum
Nov 03, 2019
A good man taken too soon. RIP John!
James Meagher
Nov 03, 2019
I was a correction officer at Bare Hill.we had a lot of laughs together.He was a good boss.blessings on his journey.
Barbara Varin
Nov 02, 2019
My deepest sympathy to John's family and friends. I worked with him for several years when he first started his Corrections career. He was always a pleasure to work with.
Ginny and Chip Barnewall
Nov 02, 2019
We just heard about Jacks passing. We want you to know you and your family are in our thoughts as you go through this most difficult time.