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Salva J. Bigelow

January 16, 1939 ~ June 26, 2017 (age 78)

WATERTOWN, NY – Salva J. Bigelow, 78, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving son, daughter-in-law and pets while under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown.

Salva was born on January 1, 1939 in Watertown, NY to the late Earl and Josephine House Bigelow. She had many memories of her early childhood at the Jefferson County Children’s Home and the time she spent there with Mom and Pop Nagle in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Salva attended Watertown City schools. After school, she was employed with Gibson’s and Frederick’s Dry Cleaners as well as Spaziani’s Bakery making pizza at night. Later in life, she cared for her mother and step-father until their passing. Salva enjoyed cross stitching pillowcases and tablecloths. She also loved her cats, they gave her much joy and comfort by always being by her side.

Ms. Bigelow is survived by her son, Patrick Bigelow and his wife Cynthia of Watertown, sister Barbra Bigelow and her companion Frank Smith of Watertown, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Patricia House, Clayton; Shirley Metzger, Watertown; and Joann Robertson, Watertown.

The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Jefferson County Hospice and the oncology department at Samaritan Medical Center for their care and compassion.

Per Salva’s wishes, there will be no public services.

Online condolences can be shared at www.clevelandfuneralhomeinc.com.


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