1931 – 2014

LEWISTON — Carol M. Sanders, 83, of Lewiston, died Monday, June 2, at d’Youville Pavilion, after a long illness.

She was born in Wakefield, Mass., on Feb. 22, 1931, a daughter of the late James A. and Thelma L. (Foss) Hiltz. She also was the wife of Robert L. Sanders, who predeceased her.

Before retirement, she was a nurse’s aide for many years, working at Dexter House Nursing Home in Malden, Mass., as well as a receptionist for Dr. Carmen Guida, optometrist, in Malden, and as an office assistant at American Gutter Cleaning & Installation of Tewksbury, Mass. Carol had also been a Sunday school teacher with her beloved husband, Robert, at Christ United Methodist Church in Malden.

Carol was a very faithful and active member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Lewiston. She made a special blanket for every member of the church. She was a very caring person who took great satisfaction in helping out others and loved everyone unconditionally.

She enjoyed traveling to Bonita Springs, Fla., with her daughter. Her favorite eating place in Bonita Springs was Doc’s Beach House. Carol had a love of music, especially the violin. She loved spending time with her grandsons and often reminisced about their childhood activities, like attending their hockey games. She moved to Maine to be closer to her twin sister, Helen Shelton. Carol often went on fun journeys with Helen and niece, Dianna Carr.

She leaves her daughter, Carol Lee Rocha and her husband, Jose, of Tewksbury, Mass.; two sisters, Helen M. Shelton of Auburn and Diane Smith of Florida; a brother, James A. Hiltz and wife, Shelah, of Wrentham, Mass.; two grandsons, Joseph L. Rocha and Mark P. Rocha and wife, Erin, a great-granddaughter, Megan Maria Rocha, all of Tewksbury, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

Carol was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Arpan, of Michigan.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Carol’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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