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Donald Bigelow

ESSEX Donald "Red" Bigelow, 81, of Essex, passed away peacefully with his family by his side in his home on Feb. 7, 2008. Red was born in Essex on July 8, 1926, son of the late Ralph and Doris (Palmer) Bigelow. On Nov. 19, 1957, he married Fae Pierce of Whallonsburg. He was a lifetime dairy farmer who enjoyed the outdoors. Fishing, hunting, driving his tractor and puttering with firewood brought enjoyment to his life. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Red was a kind, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be missed dearly. Red is survived by his wife of 50 years, Fae Pierce; children, Greg Bigelow and his companion Janice of Willsboro, Stacey (Rodney) Lobdell of Willsboro, Frank (Tina) Bigelow of Lewis, Mary (Bryan) Garvey of Essex, Donald Jr. and his companion Marvia of Essex, Keith (Tammy) Bigelow of Willsboro, Marvin and his companion Martha of Essex and Dale (Jennifer) Bigelow of Willsboro; one brother, Robert (Arlene) Bigelow of Willsboro; one sister, Phyllis (Phillip) Bancroft of Apopka, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Catherine Bigelow. He is survived by 17 grandchildren: Sara and Kristy Lobdell, Kevin (Becky), Kenny, Christopher and Kyle Bigelow, Lindsay and Joshua Garvey, Danielle (Chris) Bikowitz, Donald III Bigelow, Jordan and Jeffrey Bigelow and Taylor, Trina and Trevor Bigelow. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Doris; a son, Donald Allan; parents-in-law, Floyd and Adelaide Pierce; a brother, Herman (Bud) Bigelow; brothers-in-law, Leamon Moran and Nig Colburn; and sister-in-law, Marlene Pierce. He is survived by several nieces, nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law. Calling hours were Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 at the Willsboro United Methodist Church, with a funeral service after. Interment will be at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to High Peaks Hospice, 4314 Main St., Port Henry, NY 12974 or the Essex Ambulance Squad, Essex, N.Y. 12936. Arrangements are in care of Huestis Funeral Home, Maple Street, Willsboro, N.Y.

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