Helen Spanos Sanborn

  • Born: April 18, 1926
  • Died: January 16, 2015
  • Location: New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen Spanos Sanborn died January 16, 2015 at her residence after a long illness.

Helen was born April 18, 1926 in Manchester, NH, a daughter of Banos Spanos and Hariclia (Carozi) Spanos and was a graduate of Manchester Central High School-Class of 1943 A.

As a young woman, Helen started her career working for Hartford Fire Insurance Company as a secretary. She then moved on to Washington, DC to the U.S. Naval Department in the Bureau of Ships also as a secretary.

Helen then returned to Manchester to work for R.F. Burroughs for a short time, then became a secretary for PSNH Division Manager. Helen’s career then moved her to the Merchants Savings Bank for 16 years in the mortgage department.

Helen’s proudest business achievement was buying the Crown Colony Cottages at Rye Beach, NH. As proprietor for 10 years, she loved the beach and the visitors.

After retiring from the Crown Colony, Helen worked several years for Mothercare Stores as a salesperson, assistant manager and then manager in Manchester as well as in Newington.

Helen was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 39 years, Earl P. Sanborn.

Family includes one son, Earl P. Sanborn II; one daughter, Perry E. Sanborn; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Spanos; one brother, George B. Spanos; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Helen was pre-deceased by siblings, Stergios Spanos, Margaret Spanos and John B. Spanos.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine Street, corner of Harrison Street in Manchester. A Trisagion Prayer Service will be offered at 6:00 P.M. in Cate & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Cate & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.

Flowers are acceptable and memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit CateJohnson.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    January 22, 2015

Perry ...  My condolences to you and your family.   Thinking of you.

Posted by Denise Boutilier    January 21, 2015

May your memories help you to heal at this time. Prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by Laurel & David Alger    January 21, 2015

Skip and Perry;I am so sorry to hear of your mom"s passing.She was a special lady and I enjoyed talking to her when I came to visit.She  is with your dad now and is looking down upon you.God Blass.                 Dave

Posted by David Boulanger    January 21, 2015

Perry, I did not know you Mom, but she seemed like a wonderful women.  She enjoyed life, and got the most out of it.  I do know that she must have been a great Mom, because she raised a daughter that is a special person, with a calming personality, who loves to share life through her photograph.  So sorry for your loss.  If you ever need anything, do not hesitate to contact me.

Posted by Diane Ballum    January 21, 2015

It looks like your Mom had an interesting life, living in the different areas.  I am sure that you will miss her a lot, and will want to pick up the phone to call her, but you can't.  She will still be with you, watching over you and your families.  May her memory be for a blessing.

{{{HUGS}}} and loving thoughts are being sent your way.

Posted by Lori Pawlowski Reitsma    January 21, 2015

Perry, Thinking of you and holding you close in heart during this difficult time. So many special memories of time at Rye and Crown Colony.... Phyllis and Tracy

Posted by Phyllis Ladeau - Winchendon, MA   January 21, 2015

So sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal.

Posted by natalie kobashar macleoc    January 20, 2015