Blanche A. Thibodeau, 96 years old, of Sanford, ME died Thursday January 8, 2004 at the Sanford Healthcare Facility.Mrs. Thibodeau was born on April 19, 1907 in Winn, ME. She was the daughter of Ira and Katherine Bulmer Bartlett. At a young age she moved to the Sanford area and began to raise a large family with her husband.Mrs. Thibodeau was a stay at home mother raising a family of ten children. She was a true country cook, and was said to have baked some of the best biscuits, and berry pies. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and going to there camp in Millinocket. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren.Predeceasing her is her husband Ned C. Thibodeau, and their sons Lloyd Thibodeau Sr., and Richard Thibodeau.Surviving are three sons, Lawrence Thibodeau of Sanford, David Thibodeau of Colchester,VT, Louis Thibodeau of Sanford; five daughters, Vera Hawkins of Port Jervis, NY, Mavis Morgan of Springvale, Donna Morgan of Sanford, Kathryn Gauthier of Sanford, Sharon Libby of Sanford, 34 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and 18 great, great-grandchildren.Visiting hours for Mrs. Thibodeau will be held on Monday January 12, 2004 from 12 pm to 2 pm, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Dennis Reeves officiating.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Pavilion Activities Fund, 35 June St., Sanford, ME 04073.