EAST THETFORD — A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, Aug. 28) at the family plot at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in North Thetford for William M. Sanborn, Sr., 84, who passed away in his home in East Thetford on Friday, Aug. 22, after a period of failing health. Rev Gail Dimick will officiate.
He was born on May 28, 1930, son of George and Olive Sanborn in Brooksville, Maine.
On July 8, 1952, he married Fay Stewart. They lived most of their married life in Thetford. She passed away in 2013.
He joined the Marines and served in the Korean War and in Puerto Rico.
Bill worked at Tip Top Bakery in White River Junction and then in the plumbing shop at Dartmouth College.
Bill loved trips to Maine, enjoying the ocean and lobster/clam bakes on the beach. He also enjoyed camping at the Fryeburg Fair for several years.
He is survived by his son William Sanborn, Jr., and his wife Corrine of Hartland; grandson Troy Sanborn of Ryegate; granddaughter Ashley Bird and husband Chris of Perkinsville; two brothers Bob and Phil Sanborn of Searsport, Maine; two great-grandsons, Reese and Addison Sanborn and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, 66 Benning Street, Suite 6, West Lebanon, N.H. 03784.
Online guestbook at www.halefuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the August 28, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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