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Harriett E. Blackstone Bigelow
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Birth: May 20, 1918
Death: Nov. 12, 2011

Harriett Bigelow, 93

Windham – Harriett E. Bigelow, 93, of Windham, formerly of North Yarmouth, died Saturday November 12, 2011. She was born in Pownal on May 20, 1918, one of 18 children of Mary L. (Fortin) and Harry Blackstone.

Harriett was an accomplished cook having owned and operated Corner Cupboard on Main St. in Freeport, followed by Bigelow's Lunch on Mill St. in Freeport and finally Pine Valley Lodge at Twin Bridges in Harrison. In later years she became a CNA and worked at Sweetland's, now Coastal Manor, and as a private duty nurse in the area.

Harriett enjoyed being outdoors gardening, bird watching, fishing for mackerel or simply being among nature. She was a lifetime member of the Pownal Grange. At other times Harriett loved playing the slots at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and Hollywood Slots.

Harriett will be remembered for her feisty, independent character who could express herself directly and sometimes outspokenly to whoever was in ear shot should the occasion arise. She was very protective of her "boys" and a wonderful mother-in-law to Pat and a friend to anyone who came into her circle. She could cook anything under the sun, make a meal out of anything at hand and make fried clams that were second to none. She also made it a point to teach all of her children how to cook.

Harriett is survived by her children: Marrylee Woodbury and her husband Peter of FL; Arlin Bigelow and his fiancée Peggy Mills of Harrison; stepdaughter Audrey Merrill and her husband Clyde of Skowhegan; daughter-n-law Patricia Bigelow of FL; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Roscoe Bigelow who died in 1984; her sons: Harry Lee Bigelow and Roscoe "Rusty" Bigelow; her stepdaughter Evelyn Barbari: her 17 brothers and sisters and hr nephew Chip Merrill.

Harriett is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Pownal and a memorial service will be celebrated on her birthday May 20, 2012. Please visit to share your condolences, memories and tributes with her family. 
Family links: 
  Harry Ronello Blackstone (1878 - 1947)
  Mary Louise Fortin Blackstone (1880 - 1937)
  Roscoe S Bigelow (1908 - 1984)*
  Harry L Bigelow (1937 - 1940)*
  Roscoe Merlay Bigelow (1938 - 1999)*
  Asa Blackstone*
  Albert Blackstone*
  Frederick Chandler Blackstone (1906 - 1984)*
  Mabel Ella Blackstone Hodsdon (1910 - 1996)*
  Herbert Warren Blackstone (1912 - 1979)*
  Daisy Blackstone St. Pierre (1916 - 1980)*
  Harriett E. Blackstone Bigelow (1918 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Pownal Center
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Created by: Robert Hodsdon
Record added: Apr 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89266273
Harriett E. <i>Blackstone</i> Bigelow
Added by: Robert Hodsdon
Harriett E. <i>Blackstone</i> Bigelow
Added by: Peter Morgan
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