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Elaine "Harty" Hartford-Sanborn

Date of Death: March 22, 2015

Date of Birth: January 30, 1927


Elaine Hartford Sanborn


Elaine “Harty” Sanborn, 88, of Livermore Falls, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday,

March 22, at Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, surrounded by her loving family.

Elaine was born on January 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 February 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 where

she retired after 21 years.

Elaine enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling with family, traveling with family and friends,

and hosting numerous family gatherings with always a request of 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 till

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 greatgrand

children, 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

A graveside service will be announced at a later time.

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