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Updated: 12/18/2013 08:00:01AM

Bryan A. Bigelow

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Bryan A. Bigelow

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Bryan Atwater Bigelow, 89, of East Berlin, Conn., and Venice, Fla., passed away in Connecticut Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, just days short of his 90th birthday.

He was born in Berlin, Conn., and was the son of the late Norman and Pauline Bigelow. He was predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Nancy (Noble) Bigelow.

For the past 35 years, he lived parts of each year in both East Berlin, Conn., and Venice, Fla. where he was well-known for his daily yoga-on-the-beach class attendance. He and his son Clint were the principals of Bigelow Builders of East Berlin, Conn.

In addition to his son Clint and his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his sons Larry and his wife, Marie, and Randy and his wife, JoAnn; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was a life-long member of Berlin Congregational Church, the secretary-treasurer of Maple Cemetery in Berlin, a former Kiwanis member and a long-time enthusiastic follower of traditional jazz and Dixieland bands.

Services: Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin, Conn. Immediately thereafter, burial will be at Maple Cemetery in Berlin, Conn. To light a candle or send a condolence, visit:

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bryan’s name to Berlin Congregational Church.