Blanche A. Delano Sanborn

Wilmot, New Hampshire

1928 - 2006


Wilmot, New Hampshire


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Wilmot, NH-Blanche A. (Forest) Delano Sanborn, 78, of Village Road, died Thursday, July 6, 2006 at the New London Hospital suddenly. She was born in Orange, MA on June 9, 1928 the daughter of Henry Forest and Malvina (Proulx) Trombly. She spent her early years in Orange, MA. She married Everett N. Delano who was in the US Navy and they lived in many different places including RI, VA, CA, SC, and FL before settling in Wilmot, NH in 1964. Mr. Delano died in 1966. Blanche worked at Freedom Acres in Wilmot with family and friends. She married R. William Sanborn, Sr. and together they were the founders of Blackwater Bill's Restaurant and also Junction Gulf Services in Potter Place. Mr. Sanborn died in 2004. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Potter Place. Blanche was a trustee of the Pine Hill Cemetery Association and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, and jelly making and was active in the Wilmot Farmer's Market. She particularly loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and also loved her pet dogs over the years. Members of her family surviving include a son, Daryl Delano of Plymouth, MA; two daughters, Denise Curtiss and Darlene Delano both of Wilmot, NH; five grandchildren, Michael and Katharine Delano, Jennifer, Gary, and Darren Gove; two great grandchildren, Cody and Morgan; six step children, Anne Call of Kingfisher, OK, Carol Adkins of Lempster, NH, Billy Sanborn, Jr. of Andover, NH, Carl Sanborn and Leonard Sanborn both of Canaan, NH and Timothy Sanborn of West Lebanon, NH; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; a sister, Loretta Rayno of Wilmot, NH; and two nephews, Glenn and Douglas Rayno. Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Saturday, July 8, 2006 from 12:00-1:30 P.M. with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 P.M. in Pine Hill Cemetery, Wilmot, NH. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmot Community Association, P.O. Box 69 or the Wilmot Ladies Aid Society, P.O. Box 411 both Wilmot, NH 03287.

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Dear Denise, Darlene and Darryl:
We both offer our loving prayers for your difficult time now. Blanche was a wonderful woman, full of life and fun, and her spirit and memories will not be forgotton. Love, Beryl & Angela Sanborn

Daryl, Denise and Darlene Both Tim and I are truly sorry for your loss and I know from talking to Tim that he too is saddened by the death of your Mother. Although I didn't know her as well as I wish I could have I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this moment. God bless you all!

You were a kind and loving mother, step-mother, and of course grandmother, but most of all you were a loving wife to my father R. William Sanborn Sr. I shall love you and miss you always.

Dear Darlene & Denise,

Doug and I are so very sorry to have heard of the sudden loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time.

In Sympathy, Carol Ryder

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.