1927 – 2015

AUBURN — 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 Jan. 30, 1927, on Tear Cap Road in Hiram, daughter of Lora and Herbert Hartford. Elaine was the third of four children, 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, 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 for her famous chicken casserole.


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, and puzzles. She enjoyed snow tubing, even until age 87.

Elaine will be fondly remembered for her array of hats.

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 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

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