SWANTON - Maureen R. Bigelow, age 72, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Monday, November 27th 2017.
Maureen was born September 2, 1945 in St. Albans to the late John and Flora (Bombardier) Raleigh. September 12, 1964 she was married to Carl Bigelow and they proudly ran River View Farm together for many years. Maureen shared a love for traveling with her sister Peggy, and spending summers at the lake with her other sister Jackie. Hosting Holiday and family dinners was one of the many things she enjoyed, and she never let you leave her house feeling hungry. Her love of sports started when she was young and you could still find her talking about a baseball game or basketball score. In more recent years, Sundays on The Raft , with Stephen, Eliza, Jared, and their friends became memories shed cherish.
Her eldest son, Stephen C. Bigelow, his two children, Eliza M. Bigelow and Jared J. Bigelow, Daughter-in-law, Sara Bigelow, and her daughter, Bella S. Bigelow, survive Maureen. She also leaves her two sisters, Margaret Peggy OBrien of Albany, NY, and Jackie (Jacqueline) Quilliam of Edgewater, FL; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Maureen was predeceased by her youngest son, William Billy J. Bigelow; three brothers, Robert Bobby Raleigh, John Richard Raleigh II, and Richard Raleigh; husband, Carl R Bigelow, brothers-in-law, William O\u0027Brien, and Reginald Quilliam.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada St., Swanton with Father James Zuccaro as the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in St. Albans.
Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave. Swanton, on Monday, December 4th from 8:30AM to 10:30 AM.
For those who wish, contributions in Maureens memory may be made to American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 1210 Main Street, Suite 203, Burlington, VT 05401.