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John "Jack" Favreau

March 27, 1939 — April 12, 2015

John “Jack” Armond Favreau, of Champlain, NY, passed away peacefully at his home on April 12, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was born on March 27, 1939 to Armond Favreau and Della (Hoyle) Favreau, in Plattsburgh, NY. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Champlain, NY, in 1956.

Jack worked at Harris Graphics primarily as a machinist in Champlain for 27 years until its closing in 1987. He also held various positions at theGrand Union for 29 years. He was active with the Champlain NY Police Department, serving as chief and officer in charge from 1976 to 1992.

In 1991, Jack was elected to the position of judge for the Town of Champlain, and he maintained this position until his death. He also presided as a judge for the Villages of Champlain and Rouses Point, NY.He was a member of the State Magistrates Association.

Jack loved his community and enjoyed doing volunteer work. He was a member of the Champlain Fire Department actively for 10 years, and he helped coordinate first aide and CPR training in the community through the Red Cross and American Heart Association. He also taught an EMT program. Through the years, he assisted local funeral homes in various functions.

Jack was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church,and he tried to serve the church in many ways including being a member of the Parish Council for three years and a lector during the mass.

Jack loved to enjoy life. He played the base drum in the Rouses Point Community Band, which later became the Strawhatter band. He spent many hours fishing on Lake Champlain, trying to get the big one that would get away. He enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends, whether he was cooking on the barbeque, tinkering with the tools, or just rocking on the front porch.

Jack dedicated himself to making a difference in people’s lives and was always honest and fair to everyone he met. He was a mentor to many, gave a second chance to those who really needed it in hopes they would make a better life, and he was a true friend to all.

Jack was married to Carol C. Emery on November 24, 1962 at St. Mary’s Church in Champlain, NY. They were happily married for 52 years.

Jack is survived by his wife, Carol C. Emery Favreau of Champlain, NY;his son, John A. Favreau, Jr., of Rouses Point, NY; and his daughter, Julie Tuggle and husband Jason of St. Peters, MO; his sister, Janice Leavertonand husband Stuart of Katy, TX; his brother-in-law, Roland Tatro of Arlington, MA; his sister-in-law, JoAnne Favro of Rouses Point, NY; four grandchildren, Emily Rinn and husband Peter, Ethan Favreau and fiancéOriana LaFlesh, Jessica Tuggle, and Jeremy Carter; and one great-grandson, Makade Favreau, along many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jack was predeceased by his parents and his son, Keith Favreau who passed in 2012; his sister, Margaret Tatro who passed in 2013; and his brother, Robert Favro who passed in 2014.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Champlain, NY. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery.

As per the request of Jack and his family, in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Champlain Fire Department or to St. Mary’s Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh

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