Fairlawn Mortuary


Michael G. Riggin

February 19, 1967June 4, 2021

Michael G. Riggin, age 54, of New Bedford, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021 after a long and arduous illness.

A lifelong resident of the area, he was the son of the late Joseph and Doris (Jabotte) Riggin.

He is survived by his aunts, Janet Parker whom he resided with; great aunt, Lula Wareing of New Bedford, Jean Jabotte of Fairhaven and Charlene Riggin of Fairhaven; a godson, Matthew Nadeau of Maine and many cousins.

Janet would like to thank her neighbors for all their kindness that they've shown to her and Michael. There will be a private celebration of life at a later date.

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John Ferreira

June 9, 2021

Though we didn't have a lot of contact over the years, I will forever miss you!

May the Angels sing as they bring thee to thy rest my friend.

Amy deSousa

June 7, 2021

Michael I will always remember our family holidays we spent together ❤️and at the cottage. You always had an interesting topic to pick my brain about every time we got together 😍. My heart aches that your not hear with us and I can only find comfort in knowing your not suffering anymore . Make sure you give Uncle Skip and Auntie Dorris a kiss from me and try not to cause to much of a ruckus with Bobby lol Uncle Kenny will keep you two in line hehe I love you and will always miss you ❤️😘

Linda Levesque

June 6, 2021

Michael, it’s so hard to describe how much your friendship meant to me. You were my first friend at 6 years old when I moved into your neighborhood. All the fun at the summer cottage with you and your parents. All the laughs on your porch and mine. Playing pitch, hanging out at Buttonwood park, walking to the penny store for candy and downtown to woolworths for ice cream, riding bikes, watching TV, Nintendo with my brother, Johnny. Your crush on my sister Michelle and the large ring you gave her from the 25 cent machine. Trusting me with all your secrets. Cruising around with me when I first got my license, because no one trusted my driving. I wish we were as close as adults as we were growing up. My childhood would never have been the same without you as my friend. Michael you will be forever missed by myself and my family. ❤️❤️❤️ May you rest easy with your parents.

Robert Frates

June 5, 2021

Rest in peace cuz had many good times summer cottage just hanging out at the park on porch you will be missed

Janet Parker

June 5, 2021

Do you remember Mike you, me, and your father went to Salem and you smiled and laughed pointing out all the wonderful costumes and those wonderful tasty burgers? And those wonderful candy apples we had wished we had bought five more of to bring home? And all the smiles and laughter that day? It’s a memory that warms my heart and a memory I hope you took with you ❤️ Those are the memories I will keep with me. Love Matante

Cathy Nadeau

June 5, 2021

Michael and his Godson Matthew ❤️ I’m going to miss you so much Michael. You were a constant in my life growing up and as an adult. The only consolation I have is that you are free from suffering and are reunited with Matante and Uncle Skip and all of those we loved that have left before us. This is not goodbye but “I’ll see you later.” XOXO always your “favorite cousin” 😘. I love you and will miss you more than you know. Love Cat