Thomas A. Biggs, 95, passed peacefully in sleep, under the care of Hospice, surrounded by family Easter Sunday, in his home of 31 years, in Dunedin, Florida.
Thomas was born December 20, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the last of 6 children of the late John and Mary Jane Biggs. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters and a grandson Joseph G. Darling II. After serving in WWII, he was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946 and pursued a civil service career with the Federal Government, retiring as Chief of the Housing Division at Fort Drum, N.Y. in 1982, with 42 years of federal service. He married the love of his life, Maureen M. Ralston, in November 1955.
In 1965, he and Maureen moved to Watertown to raise their family, enjoying the North County for 22 years. A devout Catholic, he was a parishioner at Holy Family Church, a 70 year member of the Knights of Columbus.
In 1987, they moved to enjoy the sunshine and warmth in Florida. Together they enjoyed many wonderful retirement years. While living in Florida, he was a Eucharistic Minister for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
He is survived by one son, Thomas P., Charlotte, N.C., and four daughters and their spouses, Maureen A. (Joseph G. Darling), Clearwater Beach, FL., Patricia E., (Robert F. Wood) Liverpool, N.Y., Kathleen M, (Donald J. Edman), St. Mary FL., and Mary M.(Dale A. Kirch) Watertown, N.Y., and his beloved grandchildren, Jonathon and Jordan Darling, Kathleen and Christine Wood, Bailey and Brenna Woodling, Brette and Brayden Edman, and Emily and Ashley Kirch.
A funeral mass is planned at Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, FL., He will be interned at Bay Pines Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sun Coast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760.
Michelle and Fuzzy Powell and Family
Maureen and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your father was a wonderful man who will truly be missed.
Gina COPPOLA Boulter
Kathy and family … thinking of you and send prayers of comfort during this time.
I remember Tom fondly. He was my first supervisor and was so nice to me. Condolences to his family and friends.
Kelly St. Pierre Guldenpfennig
We have very fond memories of Mr. Biggs and all of you. Sending our condolences from Watertown.
The St. Pierre Family
Nic & Marlene Darling
Prayers and thoughts to all of you during this very difficult time. Mr. Biggs was a joy to be around. His quick wit and everlasting smile were just a few of his great characteristics. He loved his kids and his grandchildren with passion. We have a lot of fond memories of him through the years as our families were growing up. R.I.P. Mr Biggs