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Joseph P. Higgins

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Joseph P. Higgins 1940 - 2009 BENNINGTON Joseph P. Higgins, 68, of Palatka, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Joseph was born on Sunday, Oct. 6, 1940, in Bennington, son of the late Joseph E. and Josephine Higgins. Mr. Higgins was a loyal member of the First Baptist Church in Palatka. His love for his grandchildren was his passion. He also enjoyed woodworking. He leaves his loving wife of 37 years, Joanne E. Higgins of Palatka; sons, Michael Higgins and wife, Laurie, of York, Pa., Mark Higgins of Bennington, Gene Collard and wife, Brenda, of Interlachen, Fla., and Kinley Collard of Jacksonville, Fla; daughters, Kimberly Moran of Bennington, Sharon Salinsky and husband, Joseph, of York, Pa., and Michelle Hall and husband, Steve of Palatka; brothers, Ronald Higgins and wife, Maureen, of Woodford, and Daniel Higgins, and Alan Higgins and wife, Barbara, all of Bennington; sister, Mary Dupius and husband, Larry of Bennington; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, many other family members and friends who will miss him dearly. FUNERAL NOTICE: Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Joseph's guest book on line at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. A Tribute to Life service will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the First Baptist Church 501 Oak Street in Palatka with Charlie Rabun officiating. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Watts Funeral Homes, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 21, 2009
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