FAIRFAX — James “Jim” Gabaree Jr., 78, died peacefully Thursday evening, June 16, 2016 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

Jim was born on Nov. 13, 1937, the son of James and Ruth (Bevins) Gabaree Sr.

In his early years, Jim would deliver milk to the area creamery’s from local farms. He loved working in the woods and cutting firewood and later became a logger, which he enjoyed most of his life.

He also loved watching westerns and listening to the Grand Ole Opry. Most of all though, he loved telling old stories.

Surviving are his children, Ed Gabaree of Swanton, Jennie Gingras of Fairfax, Lynn Blouin and her husband, John, of St. Albans and James Gabaree of Colchester. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Renae, Michael, Chantel, Josh, Kyle and Tyler; his great-grandchildren, Austin, Dylan, Riley and Noah; his sister, Lorraine Pease of Huntington; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Christine Czarny and Dave Dewey.

He was predeceased by his daughter Debbie, mother of his children, Rose, and his second wife, Rita; and brothers Jean and Stan.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax.

Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com.