Alberta B. (Brown) Bigelow, 86, of Keene and formerly of Westmoreland, passed peacefully while sleeping on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Alpine Healthcare Center in Keene.
She was the daughter of the late Susan Chamberlin (formerly Brown) and Ellsworth Brown and was born on June 6, 1937, in Freeport, ME. She was educated at Stevens High School in Claremont, class of 1955. She continued her education at Northampton Commercial College in Northampton, MA. where she obtained her Business Certificate in 1957.
On February 15, 1958, Alberta exchanged vows with the love of her life, Gilbert R. Bigelow. They had a simple service in Claremont at St. Mary’s Church where they were surrounded by the love family and friends. The Bigelows had been married for 62 years when Gilbert passed on October 15, 2020.
In Alberta’s younger years, she was a stay-at-home mom. As her children got older, she had worked at Antiques at Colony Mill for 7 years, prior she had worked at JoAnn Fabrics for a year.
Her interests included gardening, cooking, knitting, sewing, painting, browsing antique stores and reading.
Ms. Bigelow is survived by her children, Michael A. Bigelow and his wife, Lisa of Woburn, MA. and Paul H. Bigelow and his wife Karen of KY. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023, at 1:00 pm in the family lot in Monadnock View Cemetery, 499 Park Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.