Martin E. “Eddie” Biggins, Jr.

August 23rd, 2017

Martin E. “Eddie” Biggins, Jr., age 92, of Tewksbury, formerly of Somerville, passed away surrounded by his family on August 22, 2017.

Eddie was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Corbett) Biggins, devoted father of Edward Biggins & his companion Sue Fletcher of San Diego, CA, Anne Biggins of Hull, Stephen Biggins & his wife Donna of Wilmington, Michael Biggins & his wife Lisa of Newport Ritchey, FL and Brian Biggins & his wife Gretchen of Salem, MA, loving “Grampa” of Clifford, Erin, Sherri, Jessica, Rachel, Jill, Stephen and 13 great-grandchildren, cherished son of the late Martin E. and Mary (Hoy) Biggins, dear brother of John “Jackie” Biggins of Billerica, Doris Pratt of Somerville and the late William Biggins, Betty Peoples and Evelyn Ryan. Eddie is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, August 26th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, August 25th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Donations in Eddie’s memory may be made to Ascend Hospice, 100 Locke Drive, Marlboro, MA 01752.

Eddie was a U.S. Navy Veteran who proudly served during WWII and a retired Longshoreman with the ILA-Boston Shipping Association.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Martin E. “Eddie” Biggins, Jr.”

  1. Michelle Ruggiero says:

    To the Biggins family: I am so saddened by the loss of Mr. B. He was such a pleasure to be around and always made me laugh and made everyone smile. He was such a great man and he is going to be truly missed.
    So sorry for your loss
    Love Michelle Ruggiero

  2. Debbie O'Brien says:

    To the Biggins family, sorry for your lose. Our deepest sympathy. Debbie O’Brien and family

  3. Ann Greene says:

    To Annie and family,

    Your Dad was such a kind, fun-spirited man. You couldn’t be in a bad mood around him. He was always so cheery and uplifting. He loved his family more than anything, but I know you know that. What a legacy to leave behind, such a big heart and an amazing spirit.
    I’ll see you tomorrow night, and know that my thoughts and prayers continued to be with you.

  4. Ascend Hospice of Massachusetts says:

    To the Biggins Family:
    It was a privilege to be part of the Health Care Team at Bayberry caring for “Eddie.” He was such a wonderful person, loving life, his family and proud of his service in the United States Navy.
    The Ascend Hospice Team will keep all of you in our prayers!

  5. Kevin P. Doherty says:

    To The Biggins Family,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  6. The Powers/Carbone Family says:

    To the Biggins Family:

    We are so for your loss. Your Dad was was such a wonderful man and friend to to my brother Bill (Powers).

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  7. Jim Murray says:

    To the Biggins family and especially my union brother Brian;

    If this guy was anything like his son Brian, I am sure he was a riot to work with.
    We are all standing upon the shoulders of giants, as has been said, and the stories will live on and we can only hope our stories will be as interesting.

    It is the end of an era, as it was when my father passed, and all we can do is continue to emulate the great legacy they left us and pass that on to our children and grandchildren. and great grandchildren.

    As Brian always says, the hardest part of our job is showing up, and we will never be able to eclipse the accomplishments of those who went before us. We will always remember the sacrifices made by our members in the military and our true heroes are our fathers and uncles and we will never forget that.

    Jim Murray U.S.N Navy Seabees, 1969 – 1973. I.L.A. Local 805
    God Bless us all.

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