Polly Ann Sparrow


Polly Ann (Michaelson) Sparrow, 72, died on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at her home in Rochester after a lengthy illness.

Polly was born on April 2, 1950 to Allen and Majorie Michaelson in Endicott, NY. She lived in Endicott, NY until she moved to Rochester, MN in 1956. She married Don Riggott October 1966 and they had a son, Dean Riggott. They later divorced. She married Jerry Sparrow on September 11, 1970 and they had a son, Shawn Sparrow. They later divorced. Polly was a homemaker and loved her time spent raising her two sons. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rochester.

Polly enjoyed watching 70’s and 80’s sitcoms, tending to her plants and flowers, but most of all loved her time spent with her grandchildren.

Polly is survived by her sons, Shawn (Barbie) Sparrow, and Dean Riggott; grandchildren, Jasmine & Lexi Sparrow, and Grace, Ava, and Isabel Riggott; and sister, Barbara (Wayne) Voigt.

Polly is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Allen (Mick) Michaelson Jr.

A celebration of life will be Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 3-7 p.m. at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Polly may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

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  1. Dean, Shawn, and Barbara,

    Please accept our thoughts and prayers on the loss of your Mom and sister. I am so sorry we were not able to come to Polly’s celebration of life service. Know that we are praying for you at this difficult time.

    Linda Fitzgerald Griggs & David Griggs

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