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John "Babich" Sabia

March 11, 1930 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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John "Babich" Sabia Obituary

John R. "Babich" Sabia, 93, a resident of Rye Brook, NY entered into eternal rest on December 12, 2023. He was born March 11, 1930 in Port Chester to the late William and Carmela "Nellie" Perone Sabia. John was raised in Port Chester, and graduated from  Port Chester High School in 1947. He served in the United States Army, reaching the rank of sergeant. Johnny “Babich’s” passion for sports and his athletic abilities made him a local legend. He was a Physical Education teacher and coach, first at the Holy Rosary School in Port Chester, and then at the Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY. It was at  RCDS that he enjoyed a successful career spanning 25 years, touching many lives with his unparalleled dedication to his students, his team players, and colleagues alike. Among his achievements was bringing the RCDS boys varsity basketball team to an undefeated season, the only one on school record, with 23 wins and no losses. John was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame (twice) in recognition of his contributions to the school’s athletic programs. He was a parishioner of the Corpus Christi Church in Port Chester. Mr. Sabia was married on November 4, 1956 in Port Chester to Helene D. Accurso, who predeceased him on November 21, 2009. John is survived by his beloved children, John W. Sabia of Rye Brook, NY., Joanne Feda of Southington, CT., and Helene Sabia and her partner Shawn Paladini of Sparta, NJ., grandchildren Marc Feda (Karleigh) and Michael Feda (Yanira)and great grandchildren Lily Grace Feda, Parker James Feda and Noah Matthew Feda.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Anthony Sabia.

Visitation will be 4-8PM on Tuesday December 19, 2023 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM on Wednesday December 20, 2023 at Parish of Saint John Bosco (Corpus Christi) 136 South Regent St. Port Chester, NY. Entombment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery Rye Brook, NY


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December 19, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Craft Memorial Home, Inc.
40 Leicester Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Mass of Christian Burial
December 20, 2023

10:00 AM
Parish of Saint John Bosco @ Corpus Christi Church
136 South Regent Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Entombment following services

Saint Mary s Cemetery Rye Brook, NY


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