Joseph H.T. Thibodeau, 82, of Sanford, passed away, surrounded by his immediate family on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Maine Veteran's Home in Scarborough. He was born on December 21, 1935, the baby of thirteen children, to Ernest and Helen (Moreau) Thibodeau in Sanford, where he grew up and attended St. Ignatius Schools and was a lifelong resident.After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict.Upon returning from the military he was employed as a general contractor, doing carpentry, plumbing, and other construction jobs. In the summer of 1960 he met Patricia Plante and they were married on July 4, 1963. While working a full time job and supporting his family, he attended Nasson College in Springvale and earned his Batchelor's Degree in Business. With this education he opened a tax consultant service and remained there until retirement.Joseph was a communicant of St. Therse of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church and in his younger years was very involved there. He was also involved in the Crusillo Movement. His faith was the foundation for his children and their spiritual lives and they are thankful for that.He enjoyed going to auctions and would collect things that he thought could be useful. So much so that he opened a store in the Sanford Mills called Hanks Discount. He seemed to always have just the thing you were looking for. When he wasn't puttering in the garage, he loved spending time with his family and even took care of his small grandchildren to help their parents out. He will be remembered as a kind, hard working, and good man with integrity who lived life to the fullest and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Thibodeau, a son, Patrick Thibodeau of Sanford, a daughter Deborah Tremblay and her husband Gary, of New Durham, NH, a son, Paul Thibodeau, of Sanford, seven of his siblings, three grandsons, Justin and Jeff Thibodeau and Bryant Tremblay, a great grandson Eli Thibodeau, a great granddaughter, Tatum Stacey, as well as many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Monday, April 9 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 11, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Therse of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church, 10 Payne St., Springvale. Burial will be held later in the spring at Southern Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.To leave a message of condolence please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.comThose planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Maine Veteran's Home, Scarborough at www.mainevets.charityproud.org.To leave a message of condolence click tab at left.