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Marne Bigelow

Marne Bigelow

Friday, November 14th, 1947 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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Obituary

HUDSON FALLS
Marne Elizabeth (Cook) Bigelow, 72, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Born November 14, 1947 in Elbridge, NY, she was the daughter of the late Houston and Winifred (Blauvelt)
Cook.
Marne graduated from Jordan-Elbridge High School in Elbridge, NY and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from
Ohio Northern University and her Master’s Degree from Plattsburgh State University.
On June 20, 1970, she married Gary Dean Bigelow in Elbridge, NY. Gary passed away on March 29, 2003.
Marne began her teaching career as a home economics teacher at Glens Falls High School. She went on to
teach at the BOCES Alternative High School, nursing program, and GED program. She cared for children at St.
Joseph’s School in Fort Edward, and worked as an LPN at Fort Hudson Nursing Home.
Marne was a people person, who enjoyed volunteering her time with numerous organizations. She was a
long-standing president of the Fort Hudson Nursing Home’s Ladies Auxiliary, life-long member of Girl Scouts
of the USA, troop leader and Regional Cookie Manager. Alongside Gary, she was instrumental in the
development of Operation Santa Claus. She belonged to Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and hosted children from
the Fresh Air Fund. She worked behind the scenes for the WAIT House fundraiser, “Pizza, Wings, and Baskets
of Things, “ one of her favorite endeavors.
Marne had a love for hot air balloons, and was fortunate enough to check off her bucket list a trip to the
Albuquerque Balloon Festival with her dear friend Sharon Sano.
Left to cherish her memory are her children; Megan Willis and her husband Adam, and their children, Avery
Dean, Addison James, and Ashton Gray, of South Glens Falls; Geoffrey Bigelow and his wife Heather, and
their children, Ella Elizabeth and Amelia Lauren, of Kingsbury; brother James Cook and his wife, Karen, and
their children Walker and Meredith, of Texas; and cousin (who was more like a sister) Elizabeth Thomas of
Syracuse, NY. Marne leaves behind an abounding number of friends whose lives she touched in extraordinary
ways.
At Marne’s request there will be no calling hours.
Graveside Services will be conducted at 11am on Thursday June 25 at Union cemetery, Fort Edward. Please remember to practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Memorial donations in Marne’s memory can be made to Astrazeneca Hope Lodge, 110 West Laurel Ave.,
Cheltenham, PA 19012 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY Chapter, Pine West Plaza
Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

Arrangements are in the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828. To
leave online condolences and to view Marne’s Book of Memories, please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Union Cemetery
    Address
    8 Schuyler Street
    HUDSON FALLS, NY 12839
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    Notes
    Graveside Services will be conducted at 11am on Thursday June 25 at Union cemetery, Fort Edward. Please remember to practice social distancing and wear a mask.
  • Interment

    Location
    Union Cemetery
    Address
    8 Schuyler Street
    HUDSON FALLS, NY 12839
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Graveside Services will be conducted at 11am on Thursday June 25 at Union cemetery, Fort Edward. Please remember to practice social distancing and wear a mask.

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Becky Bergstrom

Posted at 05:46pm
Marne and I met in 1966 at Ohio Northern. I was in her wedding. Bob and I visited she and Gary when they managed a place on Lake George. We visited back and forth with our children and Megan and Geoffrey. We went through the good times and the bad. Three of us from Ohio Northern stayed friends with Marne throughout the years. The last time we were all together was in Columbus just a few years ago. We had the best time and none of us thought it would be the last. So sad for all of you and God Bless !!! Love, Becky

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Tracy Capozucca

Posted at 01:38pm
Thank you Marne for being like a mom to me! I have enjoyed growing up at your family dinner table equal to being at my own. Thank you for always being there for me no matter what. You will forever be very special to me and dear to my ❤️
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Rebecca Trombley

Posted at 02:00am
My condolences to the family .
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Cassia Rafferty

Posted at 11:48am
I was a student at BOCES when I met Marne. I am very sad to hear that she has passed away! I am sorry for your loss.
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Laurie Bates

Posted at 09:29pm
I worked with Marne at BOCES and my special education preschoolers were under her excellent care in Ft. Edward. She always made me laugh and was an awesome listener. I’ll never forget when she came with other colleagues to my Mom’s home nearly 2 hrs. away to visit me when my Dad died unexpectedly. Rest In Peace friend.
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