Mildred A. Sanborn

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Gloucester - Mildred A. (Fosberry) Sanborn, best known as "Millie," 94, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon at the Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. She was the dear wife of the late William A. Sanborn. Born in Gloucester on May 2, 1924, she was a graduate of the Gloucester High School class of 1942. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Campbell) Fosberry.
Mildred had been employed as a Bookkeeper for Progressive Fish for several years prior to working at the National Marine Fisheries for 20 years. She also worked at North Shore Community College until her retirement in 1999.
Mrs. Sanborn was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and was very active with the Gloucester United Methodist Church. She truly enjoyed helping others and spent many of her days as a volunteer at Addison Gilbert Hospital, North Shore Music Theater, Cape Ann Food Pantry, Second Glance Thrift Store, the Open Door and the Visitor's Center at Stage Fort Park. She also was a secretary for VNA Friends and loved to knit hats for the newborns of our seaside community. Mrs. Sanborn served as a certified Red Cross Nurse's Aide during World War II with her sister, Dot, and received the American Red Cross award for donating eight gallons of blood. She also received the President's Volunteer Service Award for Senior Care and the Helen Muise Community Service Award. Mildred had many interests and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, water aerobics, traveling, and the arts. Some of her most cherished moments were her adventures with her best friend, Jeanie. Nothing brought her heart more joy than spending time with those that she loved, especially her sister, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Surviving her are three sons, Frederick Sanborn and his wife Claudia of Springfield, Virginia, Timothy Sanborn and his wife Nancy of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and William Sanborn and his wife Jackie of Gloucester, Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Kimberly Kenney and her husband Joseph, Barbara Barrington and her husband Jeremy, Meagan Marrone, Lori Sanborn and her companion Brandon Lewis, Ashley Sanborn and Bryan Sanborn; six great-grandchildren, Timothy and Trey Marrone, Joseph and Shelby Kenney, Emerson and Ryder Lewis; one sister, Doris Murphy of Gloucester; one sister-in-law, Claire Fosberry of Gloucester; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by three sisters, Mary Azevedo, Margaret Fosberry and Gertrude Benjamin; three brothers, Charles, Robert and William Fosberry.

Her memorial service will be held at the Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment at Beechbrook Cemetery, Gloucester, following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mildred's name may be made to Day By Day Adult Care Inc., 4 Blackburn Center, #R, Gloucester, MA 01930 or to SeniorCare Inc., 49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Published on March 11, 2019
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