Bidigare, James Leo, age 95; beloved husband of Lucille (Hessler) for 59 years, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2015. Born in St. Clair Shores; he lived most of his life in Grosse Pointe Woods, and was an incredible family and spiritual man. James is survived by his wife, Lucille; his children, James Jr., Cecilia, Barbara and Carol; his grandchildren, Danielle, Luke, Hannah, Claire, Joel, Kevin, Eric, Michael, Matthew and Nicholas; his sister, Shirley Pallach; and brother, Robert (Noreen); as well as many other relatives and friends. James was preceded in death by parents, George and Lucy Bidigare of St. Clair Shores; siblings, George, Frank, Edwin, John, Leo, Betty Jacobs and Margaret Aurand. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a First Lieutenant, where he received the Purple Heart and citations for bravery. James and his brothers, Frank and John formed Bidigare Brothers, Inc., building homes, apartments and condominiums in Harrison Township, St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe Woods. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and canning the vegetables he grew, fishing, Detroit sports teams and spending time with family. Visitation Monday 2-8 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Instate on Tuesday 11:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at Noon at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joan of Arc Church or the Capuchins Kitchen 1820 Mount Elliott St., Detroit.Published in Daily Tribune on Feb. 15, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 2 "My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief...."- Gloria Zunker"My condolences to your family. It was treat to go to..." Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of James Bidigare Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for James Bidigare Add a photo +