EASTON, Conn. - Dr. Robert Biggins of Easton died Wednesday, July 2. He was 90.
Dr. Biggins was born in Ville St. Pierre, Montreal, Canada, he was the son of Hugh and Agnes McCulloch Biggins. He grew up in Scotland. He became a dentist there in 1947, served in the Royal Army Dental Corps of the British Army, achieving a rank of captain. After his marriage the family immigrated to the United States and lived in Bridgeport for five years before moving to Easton where he lived for 57 years. To practice dentistry in the United States, he attended the third and fourth year of dental study at Tufts University and received his D.M.D. in 1964. Prior to returning to dental school he worked several jobs including a journeyman compositor position at the Bridgeport Telegram (now Connecticut Post).
Dr. Biggins practiced dentistry in Monroe for 34 years until he retired in August of 1998. He was active in the Connecticut Dental Association and with the Bridgeport Dental Association where he maintained several key positions as chairman and member of the Board of Governors, member of the Children's Dental Health Committee and their Patient Relations Committee. In 1979, Dr. Biggins served on the Connecticut State Dental Association Ad Hoc Committee on Alcohol and Drugs. He volunteered many years of service to these rehabilitation programs acting as a member and treasurer to the Greater Bridgeport Council on Alcoholism. He was a communicant at Notre Dame of Easton Church.
Dr. Biggins is survived by his wife Mary; son, Robert Biggins (Janet); daughters, Beth Quinlan (Paul), Zita Kachadourian (Arthur), Mary Kate McGoldrick (Bill); brother, John Biggins; sister, Zita Dornan; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Jacquie Krofssik; brother, Hugh; and sister, Josephine.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 8 at 11 a.m., meeting directly in Notre Dame of Easton Church, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Notre Dame of Easton Church, 655 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612.
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