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Janice I. Estes
December 15, 2019


Janice I. (Bigos) Estes, 78, of Mattapoisett died December 15, 2019 peacefully at home after a long illness.
She was the wife of Lee Edward Estes.
Born and raised in Fall River, daughter of the late Walter and Stella (Mendrick) Bigos, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.
She was the proprietor of Estes Real Estate and was the secretary for the Planning Board for the Town of Mattapoisett for many years.
Mrs. Estes was a devoted Nana who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed bowling, ice skating, painting, sculpting, sailing, sewing, the ocean and the company of her dogs. She also enjoyed her trips to Foxwoods. Survivors include her husband; 2 sons, Lee Eric Estes and his wife Jennifer and Mark Estes and his wife Evelyn, all of Mattapoisett; a daughter, Alesha (Estes) Braithwaite and her husband Scott of Guilford, CT; 6 grandchildren, Lee Ethan Estes, Adam Estes, Tim Estes, Dustan McGlinn, Gwendolyn Braithwaite and Natalia Braithwaite; her nephew, Daniel Bigos.
She was the sister of the late Walter Bigos, Jr. and Richard Bigos.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 21st at 10AM at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery followed by a reception for those who wish to attend in the basement of St. Anthony's Church. Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by mail to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home
50 County Road, Route 6
Mattapoisett, MA 02739