Sally Coolbroth

December 21, 1926February 10, 2013

Sally Coolbroth, formerly of Scarborough, Maine and Hooksett, New Hampshire, passed away on February 10, 2013 after a period of declining health. Born in Portland, Maine on December 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Alice Place. She was predeceased by her husband, Dana L. Coolbroth, Jr., who died in 1981.

Sally grew up in Portland and South Portland and was a graduate of South Portland High School. She was a legal secretary and receptionist at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson and later, following the family’s relocation to New Hampshire, at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green in Manchester and Portsmouth. Following her retirement, she relocated to Scarborough, where she enjoyed immensely her music and her time with family, neighbors and friends.

She was predeceased by her sister Katherine Hornsby.

She is survived by her four children, Larry Coolbroth and his wife Rebecca of Leesburg, Florida, Frederick Coolbroth and his wife Jeaneen of Meredith, New Hampshire, Donna Dyson and her husband Kevin of Manassas, Virginia, and Lisa Westbay and her companion Rip Holden of Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Douglas Place of Fairfield, Ohio and her sister, Marlene Bornheimer and her husband Kenneth of Scarborough.

A period of visitation for Sally will be held this Friday, February 15, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199Woodford St., Portland, ME; where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 16th. Burial will be held in the spring of 2013.

For those that desire, the Coolbroth family suggests memorials be made to your local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at

Care for Sally and her family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland, ME.


  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sally Coolbroth

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Ginny Clark

February 15, 2013

Sally was my friend and neighbor in Scarborough. We always had fun together. We both attended Red Hat affairs,dining out, theater, etc. I will miss her. I would love to picture her in Heaven playing the piano and singing.
I am in Florida and will be returning in May.
My sympathy to her family and friends.

Bonnie Jackson

February 15, 2013

I knew Sally through friends in Scarborough. She had attended high school with my mother and we enjoyed trading stories from 'the day'. She was a very sweet woman.

Eileen Partanen

February 15, 2013

Sally was my great friend and neighbor that I had the privilege of knowing for many years. I will always remember her playing the organ and singing a tune. She made the best seafood chowder I ever had.

February 14, 2013

Sally was a kind and caring lady and loved by all of us at Sheehan Phinney.
Bill Donovan