Elaine Sanborn, 88

Elaine Sanborn

Elaine Sanborn

LIVERMORE FALLS — Elaine “Harty” Sanborn, 88, of Livermore Falls, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, surrounded by her loving family.

Elaine was born on Jan. 30, 1927, on Tear Cap Road in Hiram, daughter of Lora and Herbert Hartford. Elaine was the third of four children; she was sister to Owen Hartford, Herbert “Slick” Hartford, and Clement Hartford.

In 1945, Elaine graduated from Fryeburg Academy, and married Myron Leroy Sanborn on Feb. 26, 1949. Together, they happily raised their four children in Bridgton. After devoting time to raising her family, Elaine worked at Saunders Mill in Bridgton, retiring from there after 21 years.

Elaine enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling with family, traveling with family and friends, and hosting numerous family gatherings, always with a request for her famous Chicken Casserole. Elaine will be fondly remembered for her array of hats. Later in life, Elaine and Myron moved to Fryeburg and later to Livermore Falls. Elaine discovered a love for reading books — averaging six books a week — puzzles, and enjoyed snow-tubing, even until age 87.

Elaine is survived by her four children, Gerald and Susan Sanborn of Harrison, Linda and Frank Sargent of South Paris, Steven and Annette Sanborn of Livermore Falls, and David and Linda Sanborn of Bridgton; as well as her ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

The family greatly appreciates the excellent care and support given by Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

In memory of Elaine, the family requests that donations be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net

A graveside service will be announced at a later time.

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