Rose M Sanders

June 3, 1929April 23, 2021

Rose Marie Sanders 1929 - 2021

Lewiston - Mrs. Rose Marie Sanders, age 91, formerly of Grandview Circle in Mexico and Schooner Estates in Auburn, died Friday evening April 24th at Russell Park Rehabilitation and Living Center with family at her side. She was born in Winn, Maine on June 3, 1929, one of five children born to George J. and Ezelda E. (Deprey) Albert. Rose grew up in northern Maine, was educated in Winn schools and graduated from John Bapst High School in Bangor. On September 15, 1948 she married Lawrence Sanders in Bethel, Maine and he predeceased her on January 3, 1989. After their marriage, she and Lawrence lived for several years in Bethel and Philips, and eventually settled in Mexico, Maine in the early 1960's to raise their family. Although she had worked a couple other jobs for a few years, Rose was most notably connected to Bartash's in Rumford where she spent many years working retail, serving customers and making friends. Among her favorite enjoyments was sharing quality time with her family and watching and following her favorite ballclub, the Boston Red Sox. Rose enjoyed traveling, especially a memorable trip to Alaska and her hot air ballon ride in Arizona. She also treasured good times and some travel with her close and longtime family friends, Bob Cartwright and family of Rumford. Rose was a lady of strong faith and was a very active and dedicated parishioner for many years at St. Theresa's Church in Mexico until their closure. In her many years attending St. Theresa's, she served on the Parish Council, served as a Eucharistic Minister and always volunteered for the holiday decorating and to work the church fairs among other church activities. She was a loving, devoted and hard-working wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. Rose leaves behind her four children Vicki Mann and husband Paul of Brockton, MA, Steven Sanders and wife Carolyn of Sabattus, Theresa Thompson and husband Ross of Rangeley and James Sanders and wife Barbara of Canton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters Cecilia McMahon of VA and Mildred Simpson of Pittsfield, MA; one brother George Albert and wife Dorothy of Lincoln, ME and several nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband Lawrence, her baby sister and her parents. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with Rose's family by leaving a message on their on-line guestbook by visiting A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Parish of the Holy Savior - Ss. Athanasius & St. John's for Rose on Wednesday May 5th at 12 Noon. Rose will be laid to rest in peace with family and loved ones at a later date at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. In accordance with Maine CDC guidelines, face masks will be required inside the church. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to Beacon Hospice 245 Center St. Suite 10A Auburn, ME 04210. A service of The Thibault Remembrance Center, 364-4366, Rumford


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021


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Judith Whittemore

May 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Rose Sanders. I worked with her at Bartash s. She was one of the loveliest women I’ve ever known. Sweet Lady, I thought some prayers are with you.

Bernie Dubendris

May 4, 2021

I've known Larry and Rose since my teenage years. Over too many years every time I was back home in Mexico, I would try and see Rose. My thoughts and prayers to the Sanders Family, she was a loving and thoughtful person and never had a bad word for anyone. May the family know Mum and Dad are now together

Gail Kinney Parker

May 4, 2021

Dear Rose’s Family,
It is with great sadness that I learn of your beloved one’s passing. Rose. She was a perfectly lovely woman! This good Earth was a kinder gentler place with her presence.
She was a good friend of my parents. I recall you all living on Dodge Road in Phillips, and times our family visited you in Mexico. Those memories of yesteryear bring warmth, and a smile.
May the spirits of our parents be free, together once again. And maybe a card game or two?
I wish each and every one of you comfort in your memories, and peace in your hearts. And May your Beloved One, Dear Rose, Rest In Peace.

Sheila Cartwright-Scott

May 3, 2021

Rose was an Angel on Earth. I have many wonderful memories of Rose. As a teenager, I spent many hours hanging out with Vicki and enjoying all Rose’s after school snacks, Every trip to Rumford included a stop at Bartash to see Rose. Rose was a beautiful member of the Cartwright family. I’ll never forget our many adventures touring Arizona. She was so much fun and loved life and life loved her.
Love & Peace, Sheila

Eric Kinney

May 2, 2021

Vicki, Steve, Terry, Jimmy- I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing . She was a great person, I loved her laugh and her sincere interest in people. RIP Rose

Eric Kinney

Peter Perry

May 2, 2021

Rose was one of a kind. I knew her for many years as we lived in the same neighborhood growing up. Sometimes hanging at her house in high school and eventually she and my wife, Carmen worked together at Bartash's. She will be missed by her family and anyone that knew her, she was such a nice person.

Mary Law

May 2, 2021

My sincere condolences to Rose's family. I enjoyed working with Rose for several years. She was a sweet sweet lady who always spoke of her love for her family.

Bruce Buckingham

May 2, 2021

Bonnie and I want to wish you our heartfelt sympathies. Your mom will always be remembered fondly. She was such a gentle and kind person.
She would always make us feel welcome in your home, even though we were rambunctious teenagers.

Mark Prevost

May 2, 2021

I was so blessed to spend time and share memories with Rose during her time living at Schooner Estates. She was such a "Lady". She and my Mother shared a love of other people and time spent working together at Bartash's in Rumford. I know her memory will live on in her real and extended family. God Bless her loving soul. ~Mark Prevost~

Kathryn Knight

April 28, 2021

To Roses’ lovely family; Your mom was a doll! She and I worked together many years at Bartash’s. Her smile and grace were so welcoming to those of us who worked with her and the customers as well. I recall sneaking over to the pharmacy soda fountain and enjoying pie with her, or savoring the chocolates from the store. She loved her family so much and shared many stories with me, often giving a bit of friendly advice along the way.

An angel has passed. I wish her peace and happiness as she reunites with Larry. Kathy (Knight) Grande