Blanche Gibbs

Blanche Gibbs, 63, of Franklin, died at her home Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, following a sudden illness.

She was born in East Boston, Mass., the daughter of Charles B. Gibbs and Jean (Gallagher) Gibbs.

Blanche resided in Franklin since 1967. She was a graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1968, and later attended Plymouth State College. Blanche received a degree as a medical assistant.

Blanche formerly was employed at Beede Electric and Hoyt Electric, both in Penacook, and was later employed at Walmart in Concord. She was currently assisting her dad at home as his caregiver.

Blanche was a communicant of St. Paul Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.

She greatly loved her cats, which she rescued from local shelters.

Family members include her father, Charles B. Gibbs of Franklin, three brothers: Thomas Gibbs, Christopher Gibbs, and Keith Gibbs, all of Franklin; two sisters: Charlene Saunders and her husband Randy of Greenville, S.C., and Beatrice Van Luyn and her husband Ron of Mechanicsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Her mother, Jean, died Aug. 7, 2012.

An hour of visitation will be held Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, from 9-10 a.m. at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin, with a service to follow at 10. Spring interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Blanche may be made to the Franklin Animal Shelter, 71 Punch Brook Rd., Franklin, NH 03235.

For directions and an online guestbook, please visit

Funeral Home

Thibault-Neun Funeral Home
143 Franklin Street  Franklin, NH 03235
(603) 934-2408

Published in The Concord Monitor from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2012