.Milton – James Michael Gabaree, 52, died peacefully on Monday August 26, 2019 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Jim was born in St. Albans on October 21, 1966, the son of James Jr. and Rose (St. Pierre) Gabaree.
He graduated from BFA Fairfax in 1985 and Champlain College with a degree in Business Management.
Jim was employed by IBM for over 16 years, retiring as a manager.
He loved the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, camping and canoeing. He was very fun loving and enjoyed being with friends and family, especially his son Tyler and his dogs Rouge and Kloey and his cat Havic.
Surviving is his son Tyler Gabaree of NY, his sister Jennie Gingras of Fairfax, his partner Leon Wallace of Milton and his nephews Michael Gingras of Fairfax, Josh Blouin of St. Albans, Kyle Gabaree of MA, Treston Williams of CT, his nieces Renae Masse of Sheldon and Chantel Blouin of St. Albans, his great nephews and nieces Austin and Dylan Masse, Riley Thomas and Noah Gingras. He is also survived by his Aunt Lorraine Pease of Vergennes. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Debbie.
Special thanks to Myra Brainard who has been a great motherly support to the family.
Memorials in Jim’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., VT Chapter 1 Kennedy Drive L8, So. Burlington, VT 05403
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 1-4pm at the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.