Lina "Gertrude" (Lajoie) Bigelow, age 93, of Fall River, MA, formerly of Connanicus St., Tiverton, RI, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Southpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. . She was the wife of the late Andrew W. Bigelow
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lajoie and the late Hermina (Picard) Lajoie. She was employed by the former Har Lee Co. as a presser until her retirement, prior she worked for Bristol Knitting Mills, Coffee Sam Co, and for Charlton Memorial Hospital as a nurse's aide. Mrs. Bigelow attended Bethany Gospel Chapel in Swansea.
She is survived by three sons, Andrew W. Bigelow of Hampton, VA, James K. Bigelow of Berkley, MA and Robert J. Bigelow of Fall River and her nephew Robert Alubicki of Taunton. She is also survived by her brother Vincent Lajoie, of Connecticut, twelve grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also, the mother of the late Clara D. Koch ,sister of the late Grace Esperanza, Sister St. Marie Anna Lajoie; Noella Alubicki, Roland Lajoie , Raymond Lajoie, Romeo Lajoie and Noel Lajoie .
Mrs. Bigelow's funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7:00PM in the Boule Funeral Home, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be from 4:00PM to 7:00PM prior to service. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery Fall River on Thursday morning. In lieu of flowers one may make memorial donations to a