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.