In addition to music, Marc had a passion for muscle cars and motorcycles. His vehicle of choice on summer days was either his Moto Guzzi, or his Harley-Davidson. He was an active member of Lamoille Valley Cruisers, Cars of Yesteryear, and Central Vermont Kustom Klassics, and enjoyed cruising the roads of Vermont with friends and family. His collection of customized antique cars won trophies at car shows all over New England.
Marc was an extraordinarily gentle man with a curious spirit. He loved people of all kinds, and loved to laugh.
Marc loved movies, and good Mexican food, especially tamales. He made tacos at home at least once a week. He was also a pizza-snob, willing to drive many miles out of his way to get a good pie. He always said that there was nowhere in New England to get a pizza to rival Conte's in Princeton. Marc was a proud, early, Vermont Peanut Butter Company 'Nuts for Life' investor, telling everyone who would listen about the superiority of their nut butter.
Marc grew up vacationing every year in Wellfleet, MA – a tradition he and his siblings continued in adulthood. They were together on Cape Cod this past September.
Marc is survived by his daughters, Jasmine Paij Bigelow of Morristown (VT) and Ashlea Cheyenne Bigelow of Johnson (VT), his grandson Preston Dodd of Johnson, his sister Alice Bigelow of London, England, his brother Nicholas Bigelow of Rochester, NY, his former wife, Allison Bigelow of Hyde Park (VT), his loyal cat Kookie, and many extended family and friends.
A memorial celebration of Marc’s life is planned for June 2, 2018 in Stowe.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marc’s name can be made to sponsor an annual student scholarship to the North Country Career Center Auto Technology Program. Checks can be made out to Cars of Yesteryear, PO Box 108, Derby VT 05829. Donations to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, which can be made online at lhha.org, are also appreciated.
Marc Felix ‘Biggie’ Bigelow, died October 17, 2017 after a brief but brave battle with cancer. He was at his home in Wolcott, Vermont with his daughters.
Marc was born in Princeton, New Jersey on November 15, 1956 to Mary Milward Bigelow and Julian Himely Bigelow. He grew up in Princeton, with a few childhood years spent in Pacific Palisades, California and Needham, Massachusetts.
Marc moved to Stowe, Vermont with friends in 1977. He purchased his property in Wolcott in 1982, and raised his two daughters there.
A musician of exceptional talent, Marc played guitar professionally for four decades. Favoring the blues, Marc could play lead or rhythm, electric or acoustic, on any song after just hearing it. Marc had a way of making songs uniquely his. He played using a silver dime as a pick, and customized his guitars and amplifiers to get exactly the sound he wanted. Marc was a thrill to watch, sometimes playing with the guitar behind his back or using his teeth.
In Vermont, Marc played live with Split ‘n’ Delivered (80’s), Tammy Fletcher and the Cold Spring Blues Band (90’s), and the Blues Busters (90’s & 00’s). Throughout his career, he taught select musicians, including Seth Yacovone, and was involved in other music projects, including the premier production of playwright David Budbill’s ‘Little Acts of Kindness’.
Marc supplemented his musical career with day jobs that usually involved driving things. In the mid-seventies, he drove a Taxi in Princeton. He was a beloved school bus driver in Wolcott for ten years, and prior to that, drove for Green Mountain Sanitation, and DeNoia’s Dry Cleaners. He was also Wolcott’s first recycling coordinator – when recycling was a new concept requiring a lot of public education.
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