Ann Sanborn Bach

Born May 25, 1951 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Departed April 18, 2024 in West Melbourne, Florida

Ann Sanborn Bach, 73, of West Melbourne, Florida, went to dance with the Lord, on Thursday, April 18, 2024, after a brave battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Ann was born on May 25, 1951, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She grew up in Nyack, New York with her parents, Rev. Arthayer Sanborn and Ruth Cummings Sanborn. She was the youngest of five children, being their only daughter.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Arthayer Sanborn, her Mother, Ruth C. Sanborn, eldest brother, David Sanborn, and brother, Peter Sanborn. Along with lifetime family friend Bette Doonan.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Frederick L. Bach, of West Melbourne, Florida; children, Kristoffer Bach (Jacqueline Bach) of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania; Bryanna Bailey (Thomas Bailey) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Kai Bach (Rebecca Bach) of Palm Bay, Florida. Two brothers, Phillip Sanborn (Rosemary) of Springvale, Maine, and Steven Sanborn (Anne) of Bandera, Texas. Ann was also blessed with nine beautiful grandchildren: Hannah Bach (22), Peyton Bach (18), Dylan Bailey (17), Cooper Bach (15), Lauren Bailey (14), Kathryn Bach (11), Margaret Bach (9), Andrew Bailey (7), and Alexander Bach (6).

Ann had a passion for arts and crafts. She was a talented scrapbooker as well as a wiz on the sewing machine. She loved making things such as aprons, quilts, and scrapbooks for those she loved so much.

She leaves behind many friends that she has met over the years through her travels to New Orleans, the scrapbooking club, and the Mormon Church. She was blessed to be surrounded by her friends and family during her last days.

Ann will be cremated, and her ashes will be buried next to her mother and father in their family plot in Newport, New Hampshire in the fall. Her Celebration of Life will be held on her birthday, Saturday, May 25, 2024, at the Community Chapel of Melbourne Beach at 11 am.

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Jim Carman from Hudson Falls NY wrote on May 19, 2024:
I have known Ann literally all of my life. From the moment she moved with her family to Nyack I have considered her the sister I never otherwise had. After she moved to Florida we lost touch for many years, but were reunited via social media and for the last couple of years thankfully in person during our annual trips to Florida. I will miss her deeply. She will always be my friend.
Ann Larsen Taylor from Nyack, Highland Falls NY wrote on May 16, 2024:
Ann and I were roommates between high school graduation and college courses at RCC. We shared space an apartment in Warren Hills and Nyack. Shortly there after I married and she married. My birthday was May 29, 1951, and we were only four days apart. We had a close relationship along with her sister Steve. Wishing her a peaceful ride with the angels knowing she’s going to be visiting so many family members. my condolences to all.
Shirley Baker from Euless wrote on May 16, 2024:
I enjoyed knowing Ann the past several years. We had several meaningful conversations, shared life stories and became good friends. I ordered 2 adult bibs from her and I just love them. Every time I see them I will recall precious of Ann. May God welcome you home with loving arms.
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