Paul J. Higgins Jr., 86, a lifelong resident of Medway, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at Forge Hill Senior Living in Franklin. He was the beloved husband of Theresa F. (Schiavone) Higgins since 1948. Born in Medway on September 16, 1926, he was the son of the late Pau l J. and Nellie (Henneberry) Higgins. Mr. Higgins graduated from Medway High School and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the WWII. Mr. Higgins was a skilled tradesman at General Motors before his retirement and was the union representative for the United Auto Workers. He was also licensed as a plumber and in HVAC. Mr Higgins was a musician and talented drummer. He was a member of the VFW Post 1526 in Medway and enjoyed gardening and like to travel. Mr. Higgins was a musician and talented drummer. He was a member of the VFW Post 1526 in Medway and enjoyed gardening and liked to travel. Besides his wife, he is survived by seven children, Paula Higgins and her husband Richard Lawless of Needham, Timothy Higgins and his wife Kyra Ritter of Virginia, Kathleen Bucchianeri and her husband Richard of Westford, Paul J. Higgins, III and his wife Jenna of Danvers, Joyce Dacier and her husband Bill of Medway, Theresa Tkowski and her husband Bill of Medway and Michael Higgins and his wife Linda of Medway. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, one great-grandson, a sister Margaret Peggy Clancy of Millis and a brother Robert Higgins and his wife Eileen of Yarmouth Port. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Friday, June 28 from the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. Josephs Church, 151 Village St. in Medway at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Josephs Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Higginss memory may be made to the
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Published in The Country Gazette from June 26 to July 3, 2013