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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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