Kelly Sabin (1968-2023)

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Kelly Jane Sabin

LIVERMORE – Kelly Jane Sabin, 55, of Wilton passed away unexpectedly, Friday, September 8, 2023, in Livermore as a result of a car accident. She was born July 8, 1968, in Farmington, the daughter of Steven and Sherry A. Sabin. She was a proud and lifelong resident of Wilton, graduating from Mount Blue High School with many athletic achievements and a legacy of scrappy self-defense. She continued her education at Vermont Technical College, earning an associate in architectural drafting, which led her to building and design opportunities worldwide. Cougar Pride brought her back to Mt. Blue High School as a Drafting Instructor in the Foster Tech program where she found lifelong friends among some trusted colleagues. Many of her students’ report finding safety, motivation, and confidence from what she brought to the learning environment and their career successes provided tremendous satisfaction to her, through the rest of her life.

Kelly would say her greatest “achievement” was being the mother of Bradley Jackson. A child who incarnates all her talent and intensity as well as the intellect and massive loyalty of his protective father, Charles Jackson. Kelly danced with her son at his recent wedding to his beautiful and brilliant wife, Rachel. She was so proud.

Never moderate, Kelly deserved her reputation for rallying: a team during a championship, a friend during discouragement, or jumping back to her feet when taken-out by the big waves of life.

She had too many friends to responsibly list: sandbox friends who remained true to the end, recent travelers, and her best friend Valerie Webb, who always provided her with a soft place to fall.

Kelly’s bucket list included long camping trips with cherished companion Harry Dakin. Kelly is also survived by her beloved son, Bradley Jackson and wife Rachel, her father Steven Sabin and wife Christine. Sister, Janice Sabin (Lance Adams), Stepbrother, Shawn Newcomb (Melissa). Stepsister Cindy Soucy; stepsister, Kathy Barker (Mike). Former sister-in-law: Bernadette Mills. Nieces and nephews: Darby Rose-Lin Sabin, Allen Bence, Michelle Doubet, Camille and Emmiline Luncsford, Patty Haggan, Bryan Barker, Owen and Alex Soucy, Alyssa Newcomb. Her cousins and their respective children: Amanda Berry (Todd); cousin Jon Downing (Shelby); Ron Taylor (Joyce) Dawnlynn Taylor; Terri Taylor (Mike).

Kelly was predeceased by her Mother, Sherry Barker; Stepfather, Fred Barker; Brothers Paul and Billy Sabin; Aunt and Uncle Laurilyn and Harvey Sabin; Cousin, Danny Taylor.

We suspect Kelly may have personalized an “ice-shack-designed” room in Our Father’s Mansion; the doors of which may be opened by a humble prayer. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 4-7 p.m., on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine.

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  1. Kelly was always kind, considerate and unwavering in her role as a good neighbor. One of the few folks that would always wave and share kind words without ulterior motive. My most sincere condolences to Steve and family.

  2. She was a kind and generous person. She left her mark in many students and will be dearly missed. Love and prayers to the family.

  3. Kelly was among the children in one of the first classes I ever taught. She was a bit of a character, but her infectious smile and laughter always managed to find a soft spot in my heart. In later life she touched my family in many ways – She graduated with my David, celebrated with my Eric, and helped coach my Nicole in field hockey at Mt Blue. She worked on our house design when she was at Hammond Lumber, and she was at Foster Tech when I was teaching at the middle school. Whenever I would run into her in the store or at an event, she always had a hug to give and “remember when” story. She will be missed.
    Hugs to her family – find comfort in the memories.

  4. I only knew Kelly for five years i am deeply saddened to hear about her untimely passing i know she always wanted to talk about the lord with me and told me she had gotten saved now she is in heaven with jesus christ her new life has just begun she is now a angel watching over her family and friends she was always happy and cheerful she will be missed by many my condolences to her family

  5. I worked with Kelly I just one of her jobs here in Weld, she was a very talented lady that knew her business!!
    Kelly will be missed by all that knew her !
    May you R.I.P Kelly Sabin.

  6. Thank you Kelly for being you. Your ferocious loyalty and kind heart made a difference.
    I will miss your laugh and your smile.
    Rest in peace my friend.

  7. A friend is a friend forever if the Lords the Lord of them, and a friend will not say never and the welcome will not end….I really look forward to seeing you again Kelly!

  8. Steve & Chris, so very sorry for your family’s loss. Losing a loved one is so difficult. We send our love and sincere condolences. May she Rest in Peace.

  9. Thank you, Kelly, for corresponding occasionally with this old teacher on Facebook. I still remember your story about the nuclear waste monster. You were so excited when a famous illustrator drew your character. Your voice and energy remain in my classroom memories, as well as your family. The last thing you wrote to me was the pride you have for Janice, “She still has that beautiful penmanship!” My sincere condolences to her family. Kelly left an impression and will be remembered fondly.

  10. Another tragic lose for a family dear to me. Steve and Janice I truly empathize with you. I lost my dear wife to Parkinson’s last July. It leaves a hole in your heart that cannot be filled. With my love and deepest sympathy.

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