HOULTON – Walter "Jim" J. Sabatis, 65, died April 21, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1947, in Houlton, son of Joseph Walter and Frances E. (DeVeau) Sabattis.
Jim was a communicant of St. Mary of the Visitation Church and a member of Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. He enjoyed restoring antique cars, and playing cards with his family and friends. Family was very important to him.
Jim is survived by his wife, Carole (Tomah) Sabatis; two daughters, April Boone and husband, Derrick, and Nicole Colford; four grandchildren, Erin Sabattis, Samantha Sabattis, William James Sabattis and Cooper Upton; one great-granddaughter, Madison Sabattis-Newman; stepchildren, Meghan Ellison, Michael Mulhern, Caroline Mulhern and Laura Harding; four brothers, Clair Sabattis, Leonard Sabattis, Douglas Sabattis and Paul Sabattis; five sisters, Betty Joseph, Linda Bell, Carol Saluski, Margaret Sabattis and Deborah Belanger; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; and three sisters, Mary "June" Joseph, Veronica Joseph and Joanne Valintine.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, Houlton, with the Rev. David Raymond, celebrant. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Jim’s memory to Walter J. Sabattis Memorial Fund, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book at