RUMFORD -- Judy Blanchard, 52, died on June 3, 2011, surrounded by her family at the Rumford Hospital after a 15-year courageous battle with cancer. She was a resident of Kimball Avenue in Mexico.
Born in Rumford on January 18, 1959, she was a daughter of William and Hortence “Connie” (Reed) Blanchard. She attended schools in Rumford and Mexico.
She worked as a private duty care giver in the area.
Survivors include a son, Rick Blanchard of Rumford and wife, Aimee and their children, Kelsie, Jacob, Madison; two daughters, Jessica Boyd of Bryant Pond and children, Luke and Rachel, and Angela Blanchard of Rumford; her mother, Connie Blanchard of Mexico; six brothers, Billy Blanchard of Mexico, Jimmy Blanchard of Lewiston and his two children, Troy and Kristy, Teddy Blanchard of Mexico and his son, Travis, Joseph Blanchard and his wife, Charlotte of Frye and their children, Justeen and Joey, Timmy Blanchard of Mexico and his son, Joey, Kenny Blanchard of Mexico and his son, Casey; three sisters, Sandra Blanchard-LaVerdiere and her husband, Brian of Newry and their children, Mark Chartier, Jr. and Michelle Chartier, Kathy Blanchard and her companion, Francis of Rumford and her children, Kelly, Jeff, Kevin, Della Blanchard–Robichaud and her husband, John of Rumford and their children, Cote and Josh; a half-brother, Don Brewster and his wife, Bobbie of Wiscasset and their children, Jessica and Rachel; her step-mother, Jeannie Blanchard of Mexico.
She was predeceased by her father; and a half-sister, Amy Parent.
The family would like to thank the following: Café Dept., all the doctors and nurses, all her friends that loved and cared for her, meals on wheels for your service, Marie Naples for her spiritual care, Lisa for personal care, House of Pizza, Paula her close friend her whole life, to her aunts, Jeanne, Alma and Orella.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Athanasius–St. John Church. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Rumford. To held cover help her burial costs, please contribute to Richard Carroll Blanchard, 536 Virgin St., Rumford, ME 04276.