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John Hunter Higgins, 71, died Monday, May 26, 2014, after being involved in an automobile accident in Uriangato, Mexico. Beloved son of the late Royal J. Higgins and the late Dorothy Hunter Higgins, dear brother of Nancy H. (William) Keenan, Sheila H. (Aldo) Botti, and Michael J. Higgins. Loving uncle to twelve nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Chicago, John graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1960 and the University of Notre Dame in 1964. He was a teacher and administrator in the original Chicago Public Schools Head Start Program and a trainer for Head Start programs around the country. He settled in Boulder, Colorado where he worked for the county and became the Boulder County Director of Human Resources. During his time in Colorado he started and operated several small businesses. Because of his love for the Mexican people and their culture he spent considerable time in and around San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He moved from Boulder to Eagle River, Wisconsin in 2001. John will be remembered for his love of life, family, and friends. A Mass to celebrate John's life will be held at 4:30pm on Thursday June 5, 2014 at St John of the Cross, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558. Visitation for family and friends at the church before the Mass at 4:00pm. Memorials to St. Pius V Church, 1919 S. Ashland, Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 in memory of John H. Higgins.
Published in Chicago Tribune from June 4 to June 5, 2014
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