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Bert A. Bigelow
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1922
Willimantic
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 2012
Coventry
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA

Bert A. Bigelow 05 Nov 1922 - 17 Apr 2012

Bert A. Bigelow, 89, of Coventry, widow of Florette (Schenck) Bigelow, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday April 17, 2012. He was born in Willimantic, CT on November 5, 1922, the son of the late Albert and Edna (LaFlamme) Bigelow.






He retired from UConn after 36 years as Head Cook. He went on leisurely cruises on Coventry Lake on his boat that friends named "Rigor Mortis". He became a clown and was in numerous parades as "BABS The Clown". He brought smiles to many patients in nursing homes. He often said - "If I made someone smile today, I am happy".






He is survived by his five children, Larry and his fiancÚ Kathy of East Otis, MA; Ronny and his wife Louise of Bristol, CT; Tommy and his wife Carol of Monson, MA; Carol Hoover and her husband Leo of Charlotte, NC and Louise Roy and her husband James of East Hampton, CT. In addition, he leaves many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers, Charles Bigelow of Enfield, Raymond Bigelow and Donald Bigelow of Willimantic; his sisters, Rose Zoldac of Willimantic and Madelyn Boucar of Andover. He was predeceased by his brothers, Buddy, Gene, Henry and Robert and his sister, Nellie. Bert's family would like to extend a special thanks to his loving caregiver, Fatou. 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert W. Bigelow (1900 - 1976)
  Odina Edna LaFlamme Bigelow (1903 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Florette A. Schenck (1924 - 2007)*
 
 Sibling:
  Bert A. Bigelow (1922 - 2012)
  Nellie Muzykoski Bigelow (1924 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Willimantic
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: brianz190
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
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Bert A. Bigelow
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