William J. Higgins

William J. Higgins, a retired contract negotiator, died at Massachusetts General Hospital, suddenly, Sunday August 5, 2012. He was 66 years old. Born in Boston and raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy and attended Quincy College. Mr. Higgins retired from Parsons Engineering and had been employed by Stone and Webster Engineering for over 20 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Elaine R. (Riccio) Higgins. Devoted father of Neil D. Higgins and his wife Gina of Milton.  Loved grandfather of Ryan V. Higgins and John W. Higgins of Milton. Brother of Elaine Hynes and her husband Joseph of Westford and Alice Castaldini and her husband Paul of Holbrook. Brother-in-law of Nancy Riccio of Quincy and Vincent Riccio and his wife Kristina of Foxboro. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Thursday August 9 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Wednesday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Friendship Home, 458 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061 or Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169.