Sarah Francis Gifford

ELLSWORTH — Sarah Francis Gifford, 77, died March 8, 2013, at an Ellsworth hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Ellsworth, the daughter of Walter Alonzo and Roxanne Cleaves (Jones) Sanborn Sr.

She is survived by son, Carroll Jr., and partner, Amy, of Warren; daughter, Sonya Mitchell and husband, Ken, of Trenton; grandchildren, Steven, Brianna, Zachary and Joel Gifford, Jarod and Justin Mitchell, Courtney Moon and Aiden Mitchell; many nieces and nephews; and special niece, Becky Sanborn. She was predeceased by her husband, Carroll F. Gifford Sr., in 1990; brothers, Walter, Paul, Charlie, John and Clarence Sanborn.

Calling hours will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, with Pastor Bob Maddocks officiating. Spring interment will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth. Contributions in Sarah’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at

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