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IPSWICH- Paul Emery Sanborn Jr, 78, of Mile Lane, Ipswich, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in the Blueberry Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Beverly after his long illness with kidney disease. He was the twenty-eight year companion of Marcia Potter.
Paul was born in Haverhill son of the late Paul Emery, Sr. and Grace (Pierce) Sanborn. He attended Haverhill public schools and graduated from Haverhill Trade School in 1957. Following his graduation he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served six years, and later went on to serve ten years in the Army National Guard.
Paul was very active in the Haverhill Lions Club and several veteran's organizations. He was a past National Chaplain of the Amvets, Past Chaplain of the Department of Massachusetts Amvets, past National Chaplain of the Yankee Division Veteran's Association 26th U.S. Infantry Division and Past Chaplain of the North Shore chapter. He also was a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Korean War Veterans all of Haverhill. Paul also was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Merrimac Lodge, Valley of Lowell, Aleppo Shriners, Valley of Boston, Merrimac Lodge and was an affiliate with the John T. Heard Lodge in Ipswich.
In addition to Marcia he is survived by his two sons, Paul Sanborn and his wife Erin of Plaistow, N.H., David Sanborn of Haverhill; two daughters, Kelly Sanborn of Haverhill Karen Goudreault of Mississippi, six grandchildren; two brothers, Norman Sanborn and his wife, Barbara of Amesbury, Lloyd Sanborn and his wife Diana of Haverhill; a sister, Carole Weed and her husband, Paul of Rowley; two nieces and several nephews. He is also survived by Marcia's daughters, Kerri Larochelle and her husband Ricci of Ipswich and Nicole Orfanos and her husband Michael of Rowley and the love of his life, grandson, Mikey Orfanos.
Marcia would like to thank the doctors and staff of the West Roxbury Veterans Medical Center and the Jamaica Plain Veterans Medical Center for the great care that was given to Paul over the last 20 years and to Joe Picard and Bob Silvia for the faithful weekly Bible studies.
His funeral service with Military Honors will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24 in Locust Grove Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. To leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on February 21, 2018
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