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Dennis James HIGLEY Obituary

HIGLEY, Dennis James

Dennis James Higley, 61, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Karen (Livesey) Higley, passed away Monday, (November 4, 2013) at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born April 29, 1952 in Hartford, beloved son of Luella (Beard) Higley Wasil of West Simsbury and the late Robert I. Higley, Sr. and had lived in Simsbury for many years prior to moving to South Windsor. Dennis was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Higley owned and operated Higley Trucking in South Windsor for the past 26 years. Dennis was a lifetime member of the VFW Metacomet Post #1926 in Simsbury. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and visiting with friends and family. Dennis also enjoyed collecting various items, fishing, shooting and socializing. Besides his wife of 33 years and his mother, he is survived by his three sons, Dennis N. Higley and his wife Maricel of Naugatuck, Matthew Higley and his wife Danis of South Windsor and Nicholas Higley of South Windsor; three grandchildren, Stephen and Stanley Higley of Naugatuck and Kylee Higley of South Windsor; two brothers, Robert I. Higley, Jr. and his wife Laurel and Allen Higley and his wife Marianne; two sisters, Laurie Sager and her husband Don and Diana Woronecki and her husband Don and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by two uncles, Earl Higley and Harold Beard.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Thursday, November 7, from 4-8 p.m. Graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, November 8, 12 noon at the Simsbury Cemetery, 160 Plank Hill Road in Simsbury. Memorial donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project in his name. Please visit his "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 6, 2013
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