Re­mem­ber­ing fam­ily and friends

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - FRONT PAGE -

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SPRING­FIELD, MA Char­lene Jane (Rockwood) Big­gie, age 72, passed away un­ex­pect­edly Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29, 2018 at Baystate Med­i­cal Cen­ter of Spring­field, MA. She was born on Jan­uary 8, 1946 in Hi­nes­burg, VT, the daugh­ter of the late Lyle Rockwood and Mar­garet Ir­ish Rockwood Ather­ton. Char­lene is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Richard Al­fred Big­gie, Jr. Some of Char­lene fa­vorite mem­o­ries are those of rid­ing on the back of her hus­bands Honda Gold Wing mo­tor­cy­cle for long rides through the New York and Ver­mont coun­try­side. She was also an avid col­lec­tor of salt and pep­per shak­ers, ac­cu­mu­lated on these many trips. She leaves three daugh­ters: Maryellen Ab­batiello and hus­band Robert of Ash­field, MA, Laura West­cott of Spring­field, MA, Ch­ery­lann Drake and James Dufrane of Spring­field, MA. Two sons, Richard Big­gie III and wife Stacy of Winch­ester, VA, Ernest Big­gie and Jody Lamelin of Stafford Springs, CT. Char­lene also leaves 11 grand­chil­dren and 17 great grand­chil­dren. Char­lene is sur­vived by her sis­ter Elaine Nor­ton of Gal­way, NY and brother Nor­man Ather­ton of NH. She is pre­ceded in death by three sis­ters and two broth­ers. Her dear brother Wil­bur Rockwood, Sr. passed on Thurs­day Novem­ber 22, 2018. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11:30am on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, 2018 at Com­pas­sion­ate Fu­neral Care, 402 Maple Ave (Rte. 9 and /or Mar­ion Ave.) Saratoga Springs, NY. Fam­ily and friends can call from 10:00 - 11:30 prior to the ser­vice at the fu­neral home. There will be a short graveside ser­vice at Maple­wood Ceme­tery. Fam­ily and friends are wel­come to join the fam­ily for fur­ther fel­low­ship at Knights of Colum­bus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. On­line con­do­lences please visit www.com­pas­sion­ate­fu­ner­al­care.com

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