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Mary Louise Roser Higgins

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Mary Louise Roser Higgins of Seaford, Del. Mary Louise Roser Higgins, 84, of Seaford passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at Lofland Park Center. She was born on Aug. 3, 1929 in Irvington, N.J., a daughter of the late Harold and Mary Roser. Mary Lou was raised in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of Kennett Square High School and the University of Delaware in Newark. On Sept. 20, 1952 she married her husband, Joseph, and they raised their children together in Seaford. She was an accomplished pianist and organist and accompanied LaNada Ballet Studio and the Seaford High School chorus. Mary Lou was also a lifelong dog lover, who loved and cared for Welsh Corgis. She is survived by her children, Michael Roser Higgins (Donna) of Seaford, Mary Jo Mankin (Mark) of Newark, Del., Katherine Cooper (Gerry) of Warwick, R.I., and Marcia Scott of Laurel; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph William Higgins and a sister, Katherine Roser. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Highway in Seaford. Visitation with the family will precede the service began at 10 a.m. The Reverend Laurie Hiller officiated. Following the service, there was a time of food and fellowship with the family in the church hall. Burial will be private at Odd Fellows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary Lou's memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Published in the Southern Chester County on Jan. 3, 2014
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