Wilson V. Bigelow

Bridgton — Wilson V. Bigelow, 72, of Warren Street, Bridgton, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 31, 2012, with his family by his side after a three-year courageous battle with renal disease.

He was born in Bingham, Aug. 11, 1939, the middle son of Verne and Artella Fecteau Bigelow. He was raised in Bingham, later moving to Dry Mills and then to Bridgton. He attended schools in Bingham, Gray and Bridgton. In 1960 he married Dianne Spearrin and together they had two children. He was a laborer, “jack of all trades, master of none,” as they say. He worked at Pleasant Mtn., now “Shawnee Peak,” Chute’s Homestead in Naples, and retired from Dielectric in 1995. Wilson enjoyed camping, attending Fryeburg Fair, 4-wheeler riding, snowmobiling, weenie roasts, eating out on Friday nights, building model wood vehicles, and his last project was building a Model T replica on a small scale.

He is survived by his wife Dianne of 52 years; a daughter Mary Cleveland and her husband James of Bridgton; a son William Bigelow and his wife Mary of Del.; six grandchildren, Jamie Parker, Keisha, Brittany, Thomas, Karen and Shannon; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Anthony Bigelow of Ala., Gary Durgin of Mechanic Falls and David Bigelow of N.H.; four sisters, Shirley Field of Bridgton, Emily Bethel of Ga., Betty Banks of Calif., and Annette Cipra of Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Errol. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

Graveside services were held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be sent to Androscoggin Kidney Center, 1100 Minot Ave, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton.

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