John Higgins

John B. Higgins

1937-2014 MIDDLEBURY, VT John (Jack) B. Higgins, 77 of Middlebury, Vt, died on April 1, 2014 at his home in the care of his wife Mary and his family. Jack and Mary have lived in Middlebury for the past four years and were former longtime residents of Pittsfield. Born in Narberth, Pa., on January 28, 1937, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Florence R. (Kelly) Higgins. He received his primary education in Philadelphia schools graduating from West Catholic High School in 1955. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia. He spent his career as a Chemical Engineer with General Electric. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary A. Higgins; daughters, Christine Newkirk and husband Michael of Weybridge, Vt., Irene Boynton and husband Michael of Grapevine, Texas, son, Matthew Higgins and wife Kimberly of Canton Georgia; brother, Thomas Higgins of Penfield, N.Y.; grandchildren, Adam Newkirk and wife Samantha of Williston, Vt., Joshua Boynton and wife Bobbie Jo of Irving Texas, Kailtyn Newkirk of Weybridge, Vt., Abigail Newkirk of Weybridge, Vt., Melanie Boynton of Grapevine, Texas, Emelia Newkirk of Weybridge, Vt., and one great-grandchild, Blythe Boynton. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial Mass will be held at St Mary's Church in Middlebury on Saturday April 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM with Rev. William R. Beaudin, pastor, as celebrant. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT, 05753. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, Middlebury. www.sandersonfuneralservice.com.

Funeral Home

Sanderson Funeral Service - Middlebury
117 South Main Street  Middlebury, VT 05753
802-388-2311

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 3, 2014