Hugh C. Bigney
Hugh Bigney of Rockport MA, passed away March 5th, 2023 at Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Kirkmount Nova Scotia Canada, he was the son of Alexander Sinclair Bigney and Alexia Odessa Bigney. Hugh was the husband of Carole Bigney with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage. He was a naturalized citizen of the United States, though his love for Nova Scotia and his heritage was a big part of who he was.
Hugh graduated from Malden High School and Huntington Prep school. He achieved a BFA in sculpture at Mass College of Art in addition to attending classes at Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard, MIT and BYU. His career included Mechanical Design at American Science and Engineering, and was Plant Manager of New England Metal Spinning. He was an artist who’s mediums included sculpture in wood and metal, as well as painting in watercolors.
He enjoyed his time with Carole at their home in Landaff NH, the Bahamas, and Naples FL. Ever the “malcontent” (his words not mine) He was always thinking of the next step, or project and had in Carole the ever supportive partner in helping execute these goals to fulfillment. He enjoyed sharing his love of classical music, art, philosophy, fitness, and nature with his friends and family. Hugh had several meaningful friendships over the years, lifetime friend Arthur (Spider) Brussard, Scott Dalton with whom he played Judo, and is predeceased by close friends Carl (Whitey) Crane and Jack Drake. He enjoyed the quiet life and spent much of his time creating art in his studio.
In addition to his beloved wife Carole, Hugh is survived by his 3 daughters; Bethany Laroche and husband Gregg, Linley Bigney and partner Michael Norton, Brooke Aquipel and husband Paul.
Hugh adored his grandchildren; Mathew, Ryan and Ben Satterfield with wife Erin, Graham Laroche, Alexander and Drew deVos, Kyle and Tara Aquipel. He is survived by his sister Twilah Ritchie, and nephews Eric and Craig Ritchie and their families, with whom he was close, and several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters Donelda Larson, Shirley Geddicks and brother Alexander (Bud) Bigney.
Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions Kaplan House, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at CareDimensions.org/Donate Or Rockport Art Association at rockportartassn.org