John Jack Bigelow

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John "Jack" Bigelow

April 27, 1946 - June 09, 2018

Andover - Jack Bigelow, 72, of Andover, Mass., passed away on June 9, 2018, surrounded by his family at the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass., after battling brain cancer.

He was born in Stoneham, Mass., on April 27, 1946, the son of William and Agnes (Steeves) Bigelow. Jack was a graduate of Dracut High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. He began his career as a Computer Field Engineer at Inforex, then started his own business, New England Computer Supply, Inc., and was most recently employed by W.B. Mason as a sales representative.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1968–1970 in the 4th Battalion, 60th Artillery unit. He was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and two overseas bars.

He was a member of the Thomas Talbot Masonic Lodge and volunteered at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston for the past 10 years. He enjoyed giving back to his community and was a volunteer member of the Spring Grove Cemetery Commission for the past 18 years and served as chairman for 10 years. He served on the golf committee at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Andover, Mass., where he also enjoyed helping out in the kitchen for pancake breakfasts and various luncheons.

Members of his family include his wife of 47 years, Bette (Xaros) Bigelow; daughter, Elizabeth Dupont and her husband, Josh; son, John Bigelow and his wife, Elizabeth; and grandchildren, Ryan and Lila.

Some of the joys of his life included spending time with his grandchildren, golfing, sailing, trains, and driving around in his 1993 station wagon. He will fondly be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and for his infectious laugh and sense of humor.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, in the funeral home chapel. Burial with military honors will take place at Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover, Mass., following the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Bedford VA Medical Center, Massachusetts, at https://www.volunteer.va.gov/apps/VolunteerNow/ or to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Andover, Mass. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.
Published on June 14, 2018
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Barry Peoples
Sep 13, 2018
I just learned of Jack's passing. we were industry friends for over 30 years. I'll miss our holiday lunches and most of all our friendship which will never pass.
RIP. Your friend always.
MARGARET CARPENTER
Aug 21, 2018
I wish I had known sooner of Jack's passing. Heartfelt condolences to Bette and family. I have truly lost a good, dear friend, and he made this world a better place while he was here. :) :(
Rolf Madsen
Jun 18, 2018
I would like to send my deepest condolences in Jack's passing. Jack was one of the "good guys", a great rep who was always upbeat and was a joy to be around. He always cared about his friends and customers and will be missed especially by me.

Everytime I heard his laugh, it always brought a smile to my face. Years ago, Jack had a heart valve replaced with a bovine valve. Whenever I saw him after his surgery, i would always "moo" which brought out his infectious laugh. Jack will be missed. RIP my friend
Paul Flagg
Jun 13, 2018
We will all miss you. Now you'll be with Dennis and Dick after walking the Hot Sands. You can go from Labor to Refreshment.
You will leave a huge hole in all of our hearts and will be thought of often.
jay
Jun 13, 2018
Rest in peace my friend. Wil miss our conversations and jokes and your laugh. When I am at the Loft will always think of you.
Jane Lapointe
Jun 12, 2018
Betty and family so sorry for the loss of your husband. I’m sure he will be deeply missed. My sincere condolence. May Jack RIP.