FALMOUTH — Jeanne Glendenning Bigos died on April 30, 2022, at the age of 86, at Sedgewood Commons skilled nursing care in Falmouth.

Jeanne leaves her beloved husband of 55 years, Ted; son Patrick and wife Janice, son Michael and wife Rachel; and four grandchildren, Timothy, Anthony, Harrison and Nathaniel; cousin Dale Glendenning and family; nephews and nieces Robert, Dennis and Florence; sister-in-law Jane (Bigos) Pieri and her children, niece Elizabeth, and nephews Richard and David. Jeanne was preceded in death by her mother, Doris (Grady) Milla; father, Stetson Glendenning; older sister, Joyce Glendenning Cowing and her husband Duane; niece and nephew Darlyne Lane and Douglas Cowing; and several Grady and Glendenning family cousins. Jeanne was also predeceased by a daughter, Jill Bigos, as a result of a birth injury.

Jeanne was a caring and generous person who was very proud of her boys. Jeanne and Ted had a long, loving relationship together. Jeanne lived most of her life in Palermo, from birth at home in Branch Mills, growing up at her parents’ General Store, building her own camp on Sheepscot Lake, and making it a year-round home. She enjoyed the last 32 years there with Ted, until just recently when she transferred to nursing care. Her Palermo roots go back five generations to Grady-family Irish farmer immigrants, including a Civil War veteran.

Jeanne loved learning, did well in school, and was valedictorian of her eighth grade class. After graduation from Cony High School, she worked for Augusta Savings Bank for 11 years, and was then employed by the federal Farmer’s Home Administration. While at FmHA, she met Ted. They married in 1967.

Jeanne stayed at home raising her two boys, mostly in Kittery, where she and Ted settled after a few years in Western Massachusetts, following where Ted worked. In 1990, Jeanne and Ted moved back to Palermo, where she enjoyed swimming and life on the lake, hosted grandchildren, services at Palermo Christian Church, and started a travel agent business, Jeanne’s Cruise and Tour Center. For several years, she sold and went on trips with Ted and other customers. Among her travels, she went to sea on 19 cruises, and visited over 20 countries, Hawaii and Alaska.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 6, irom 10 to 11 a.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, where a funeral service and celebration of life will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Burial is planned for a later date at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. Condolences and remembrances may be shared at plummerfh.com.