Tony Wiggins passed peacefully Friday, June 1st at Meadow Ridge Health Center in Redding, CT surrounded by his loving wife of 64 years, his children and grandchildren.
Anthony Alan Wiggins was born October, 22nd, 1931 in West Palm Beach, Fl to Alan Gates Wiggins (Pete) and Mary (Summers) Wiggins. He spent his childhood in Duluth, MN. After graduating from Cathedral High School in Duluth in 1949, Mr. Wiggins attended St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN where he graduated in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He excelled in football and hockey in both high school and college. Upon graduation from college he was invited to play in Edmonton for the Detroit Red Wings farm team, but was unable to follow that path due to his ROTC commitment to serve in the Air Force.