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Thomas L. Sanborn

November 12th, 2020

Thomas L. Sanborn, “Tom”, age 73, of Tewksbury, passed away unexpectedly on November 11, 2020.

Tom was born on July 16, 1947, in Montpelier, Vermont; he was the dear son of the late Donald and Virginia (Bremer) Sanborn. Tom was raised and educated in Reading, MA and a graduate of Reading High School.

Tom, enlisted in the United States Army on November 1, 1966, during the Vietnam War. Tom was trained as an Intel Analyst and served overseas; he received several commendations including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Tom was honorably discharged from active duty in August of 1969 and continued serving the Country in the Army Reserves until October of 1972.

Following his discharge from the Military, Tom moved to Arizona for several years where he pursued his education and earned his Bachelor’s Degree. He then lived in Florida for several years before returning to Massachusetts.

Tom will be fondly remembered as a wonderful person who would give you the “shirt off his back”; he went out of his way to do for others and never expected anything in return. He was a talented writer who wrote beautiful poems and even had some of them published. Tom loved his family and friends with all his heart and he will be missed.

Tom was the dear brother of Donald “Delp” Sanborn of Maine, Barbara Bunting-Poloian & her husband John of Wilmington, Douglas Sanborn & his wife Barbara of Groveland, Penelope Carter & her husband Charles of Maine and Linda Meuse & her husband Robert of Derry, NH. Tom was the beloved Uncle of Kevin, Kimberley, Kurt, Julie, Kelvin, Damien, Desiree, Ernie and their families.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Thomas’ memory to your favorite Veteran’s Charity.

Due to the current circumstances of the coronavirus and for everyone’s safety, the family of Thomas Sanborn has decided to have a private service at this time.

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2 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas L. Sanborn”

  1. Linda Meuse says:

    I will miss my brother very very much. I have fond memories of when he took me to the Pleasure Island go-cart track to teach me how to drive and sharied the love of gems and jewlery making. Love you much and see you later my brother.

  2. Sheryl Siddiqui says:

    Heartfelt condolences to my cousins on the loss of their dear brother. He was kind enough to drop everything to give my husband and me a tour of Phoenix when we were there for a conference. He had a good laugh when we told him that we had enjoyed the pool when it was 75 degrees. To us, the weather was warm. To him, warm was defined as 90 plus. He showed his good sense of humor.

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