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TEMPLETON – Roger W. Sanborn, 81, of 16 Mill Stone Circle, died peacefully at his residence Tuesday morning, January 1, 2019 with his family at his side.
He was born in Plymouth, NH on January 8, 1937, son of the late Earl and Evelyn (Long) Sanborn and grew up in Winchendon. Roger graduated from Murdock High School and Worcester Trade School. He was a resident of Gardner for 51 years until moving to Templeton over three years ago.
Roger worked as a sheet metal mechanic and had owned his business, Union Heating and Cooling. For many years, he worked at Envirocraft in Leominster until his retirement. He was a fan of New England professional sport teams and enjoyed woodworking, doing home plumbing and wiring and working on other home projects.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, Therese G. “Terry” (Underwood) Sanborn; three children, Melissa Chambers of Millers Falls, Andrea Drost and her husband Ron of Gardner and Eric W. Sanborn and his wife Cindy of Newport News, VA; four grandchildren, Angela, Jeffrey, Katharine and Eli; two great grandchildren, Allison and Lemmy; a sister, Florence Cummins of Gilmanton, NH; three brothers, Richard Sanborn of Leominster, Edward Sanborn of Gardner and Bill Abbott and his wife Margot of Keene, NH and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Harold Sanborn, predeceased him.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 10 to 11 A.M. preceding the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to GVNA Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440.