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Joan M. Bigham

August 12, 1951 — May 10, 2021

Marlborough – Joan M. "Jody" Bigham, of Marlborough, died on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Marlborough Hospital. She was 69 years old.

Jody was born in Boston on August 12, 1951 to the late Edward T. and Marie E. (Geisler) Bigham. She moved to Weston from Waltham with her family when she was a child and graduated from Weston High School in 1969. Continuing her education at Boston College, she developed a love and passion for teaching. She earned her degree in 1973.

She had worked for many years as a teacher in the Waltham public school system. After staying home for a time to raise her three children, she returned to work as a teacher's aide in Weston. She was a wonderful and caring teacher and touched the lives of many students. Outside of her work, she loved spending time with her family.

A devout Catholic, she was a faithful communicant at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough.

In addition to her parents, Edward and Marie, Jody is reunited in Heaven with her brother, the late Edward T. Bigham, III, Esq.

She leaves her children, Christopher M. Connor of Marlborough, Jennifer A. Carnell (James) of Norwood, and Alexandra B. Connor of South Boston; her brother and sisters, Penelope E. Comeau (Phillip) of Virginia, Deborah E. Bigham, Esq. of Weston, Peter J. Bigham, MD (Kathleen) of Georgia and Susan E. Bigham (Richard Fratto) of Waltham, and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Jody's Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect Street, Marlborough at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18th.

Memorial donations may be made to Let Them Live, 5220 New Haven Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803 or by visiting

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.

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Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.
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Service Schedule

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Church

11 Prospect St, Marlborough, MA 01752

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