Joan M. (Ofria) Higgins, 75, a Maynard resident for close to 50 years, died peacefully Mon. May 20, 2013 at the Life Care of Nashoba Valley in Littleton. She was the beloved wife of the late Willard E. Higgins, and loving mother of the late Lisa (Higgins) Messier. Born and raised in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Anthony V. Ofria and Virginia (Mello) Hutte. A graduate of the Cambridge schools, Mrs. Higgins was employed part-time at the former Sears store in downtown Maynard, and operated her own home daycare service for many years. A volunteer at the Maynard Senior Center, her favorite pastime was reading. She is survived by her son, William T. Higgins and his wife, Alice, of Attleboro; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. All are invited to visit with the family on Sat. May 25th from 10:00-11:00am at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00am. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MA Chapter, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101 Natick, MA 01760 or online at http:// www.lls.org For directions and online condolences, please visit www.actonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Beacon-Villager from May 21 to May 28, 2013