F. (Villani) Bigglestone
Theresa F. (Villani)
Bigglestone, Feb 12th, of Revere, passed away on
Sunday, Feb 12th, in Lynn. Theresa was born in
Auburn, Maine, in 1924, the daughter of Frank and Florence
Villani. She was raised in Lewiston, Maine, and after
graduating high school, she began assisting in the WWII home
front effort. She worked at the Bath Iron Works, where she was
a tack welder, and helped build naval destroyers. In 1951, she
married her sweetheart, Norman G. Bigglestone in Portsmouth,
NH. They first settled down together in NH, before moving to
Everett, then Malden, and finally Revere where they remained,
raising their family. Theresa and Norman shared over 30 years
of marriage together until his passing in 1982.
been a dedicated communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Revere for
over 50 years. She was also a longtime member of Malden Lions
Club, where she served as secretary and treasurer, and was a
recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. She was an
avid gardener, growing both flowers and vegetables. She was
also an artist and was active with the Winthrop and Everett Art
Associations, and she enjoyed working with pastels and oil
paints, often creating seascapes.
survived by her children, Sandra M. William of Lynnfield, and Robinlee
M. Thomas of Lynn, her brother Ramon Villani of Lewiston, ME,
and her grandchildren, Julie Cambece of Lynnfield, Kelly Ciccone
of Middleton, Eric Williams of Stoneham, and Christopher Tardie of
Lynn, her great grandchild, Addison, as well as many many
nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by her husband, Norman, and her siblings,
Evelyn Sweeney , Annette O’Neil,
Frank Villani, Gloria Williams, and Dante Villani.
the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St,
Malden, on Saturday, Feb 18th, at 7:45 AM, followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial in St. Mary s Church, Revere, at 9 AM.
Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Feb 17th,
from 4-8 PM.
In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,
480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472