June 30, 2012

Connie Bigelow

PLATTSBURGH — Connie Bigelow 58, of Firehouse Lane in Plattsburgh died Wedsday June 27, 2012, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. She was born in Passaic, N.J. on March 16, 1954, daughter of the late Samuel and Marie (Gerbino) Melton.

Connie owned and operated the Bread and Butter Bakery in Essex from 1995 to 1998. She was a foster parent to many children for over 25 years. Connie was working toward a counseling degree when she took ill. She was a skilled seamstress and an excellent cook. Connie was a dedicated wife, foster mother, sister, aunt and friend.

Connie is survived by her husband, Phillip Bigelow whom she married May 15, 1976, in Lewis, N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Ingallinera and her husband Salvatore of Newton, N.J., Gladys Marie Melton and her companion Christy of Portland, Ore.; two brothers Samuel E. Melton Jr. and his wife Marilyn of Vancouver, Wash., Michael L. Melton and his companion Beth Flora of Lewis; her mother- in -law Catherine Bigelow of Willsboro; a brother-in-law Ronald Bigelow of Essex; a sister- in-law Gaylen Melton of Plattsburgh; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is also survived by her special friend Colleen Corrice of Mooers Forks.

Family will be receiving guests 4 to 7 p.m. Thurs. July 5, 2012, at the Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh . A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday July 6, 2012, in the Lewis Cemetery.

Donations in Connies Memory may be made to The Foundation at CVPH Medical Center.

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