James Sanborn
James Sanborn

James Allen Sanborn

James Allen Sanborn, age 43, of Granby Road died at his home Thursday, Aug. 25 with his family by his side following a courageous battle over the last three years fighting ALS.
Jim was born in Burlington on July 27, 1973, son to James P. Babcock and Sharon L. (Sanborn) Ratta. He was raised and educated in Burlington and Lyndon graduating from Lyndon Institute in the class of 1992. He worked for Northend Hardwoods in Lyndonville for over 20 years and at Lyndonville Hardware from 2013-2015. Jim loved the winter and enjoyed snowmobiling with family and friends. He liked hunting, fishing, sitting around the campfire listening to 93.7 FM “The Outlaw” while watching for UFOs, 4-wheeling, camping, the Montreal Canadians, watching the Little League World Series and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by the love of his life Carol Allen, of Victory, Vt., his father James P. Babcock, his mother Sharon L. Ratta and his brother James Babcock, all of Williston; his maternal step-grandmother Shirley Sanborn of Bristol, N.H.; step-father Donald Ratta of St. Johnsbury; Carol’s siblings Lyman Dunn, Jr. of Victory, Carl and Shari Dunn of Littleton, N.H., Eileen and Brian Lampman of Fairfield, Vt.; Carol’s sons Daniel Allen of Newport, Neal and Ashley Allen of Lyndonville; grandchildren Adrian, Hailey, Deakin, Kianna and Karson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents William and Annette Babcock and his maternal grandparents Donald W. Sanborn and Gertrude Lommis. There were no calling hours. A gathering to celebrate Jim’s life took place Sept. 10 at the homestead in Victory and a luncheon followed. Condolences may be shared at