Cover photo for Patricia Bigelow's Obituary
Patricia Bigelow Profile Photo
1934 Patricia 2024

Patricia Bigelow

February 2, 1934 — March 23, 2024

Patricia Nye Bigelow

Patricia Loria Adams was born February 2, 1934 in an orphanage in Manhattan, NY to Hubert Nye and Josephine Adams. She spent most of her first 2 years of her life in that orphanage until her father Hubert and step-mother adopted her and brought her home. Her name was changed to Patricia Ann Nye.

Patricia was raised in Ausable Forks by her step-Aunt and Uncle, Hepsi & Raymond D'Avignon, with many visits to Keene Valley to spend time with her father. She graduated from Ausable Valley Central School and Albany Business College.

Pat married Carl Bigelow on December 7,1957. Together they ran the Keene Valley Garage until Carl's retirement in 1996. She ended her bookkeeping career after working for The Mountaineer for 25 years.

Survivors include one daughter Susan Whitney (Patrick); grandchildren Adam Whitney (Farrah) and Alison Whitney, and Keir DeMars. 8 Great-grandchildren (Autumn, Josie, and James Whitney) (Laela, Jaxine, Juliet, Julius and Lucia Barreto); Sisters Christine Shepler, Betsy (Greg) Seifert, Brother Spencer Nye, Sister-in-law Lisa Jaques Nye; and many, many who called her Aunt Pat.

Patricia was pre-deceased by her husband Carl of 56 years her parents and step-parents and Tia Farrell who was fostered by the Bigelow family since age 2.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Keene Valley Neighborhood House or Keene Valley Ambulance Squad.

Services were entrusted to Heidrick Funeral Home, 7521 Court St., Elizabethtown, NY 12932.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Patricia Bigelow, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Keene Valley Congregational Church

1791 NY-73 Scenic, Keene Valley, NY 12943

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 752

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree