Thomas Joseph Higgins

Higgins, ThomasThomas Joseph Higgins, peacefully at home in Milton, surrounded by family and friends, Tuesday June 3, 2014. He was 74 years old.

Born in Claretuam, County Galway Ireland, Joe has been a longtime resident of Milton. He is a retired plasterer and was an active member of the Irish Cultural Center. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and playing cards.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret C. “Peggy” (Powers) Higgins. Loving father of Brian P. and his wife Alessandra Higgins of Quincy, Christine and her husband Michael Donovan of Milton, Susanne and her husband George Cavanagh of Marshfield and Sheila and her husband John Rogers of Milton. Grandfather of Brendan, Sean, Owen, George, Colin, Conor, Nolan, Mia, Matteo, Matthew and newborn Maggie. Brother of Mary Dolan, John Higgins, Eugene Higgins and Una McGrath of Co. Galway, Ireland, Paddy Higgins, Gabriel Higgins and Margaret King of Manchester, England, Louis Higgins of Dorchester and Sally Cormican and Martin Higgins, both of Milton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Monday June 9 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Avenue, EAST MILTON, Sunday 2-6 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joe’s memory to the American Diabetes Assn., 10 Speen Street 2nd Fl, Framingham, MA 01701.