Sean James Higgins
1960 - 2020
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Higgins, Sean James
Sean James Higgins, 60, of Southington, beloved husband of Pamela (Sangeloty) Higgins, passed suddenly on Friday, September 25th. Born in Hartford July 16, 1960, son of the late William J. and Lucille (Scalise) Higgins both of New Britain.
Sean met his wife Pamela at Berlin High School in 1978, which became the beginning of a more than 40-year love story. Their adventures together throughout their partnership were boundless, from traveling the world to raising their two daughters. He found joy in being close to his family, both immediate and extended
It was in Sean's nature to be loyal and committed to his work, which he demonstrated over and over again through the course of his life. At the start of his career, Sean worked at his father's side for Tull Brothers, Inc. His career path lead him to Wesleyan University for 16 years maintaining physical security of the campus where he insured the safety of students, faculty, and staff.
Sean was a dedicated husband, father, and son. He showed his love in the form of full-body hugs, homemade pasta sauce, big family breakfasts, and a shared Guinness, no matter the time of day. He loved to hate the New York Giants, indulged in bad action films, and never turned down helping someone in need. You never left his home with an empty stomach or without engaging in colorful conversation. Sean found solace on the golf course, and loved outings with his brothers-in-law, Michael and Paul, nephews Matthew and Tom, and his best friend Chip.
His quick wit and humor never failed to spark a giggle or a smile; his mischievous nature kept everyone on their toes, waiting for the next surprise. Sean's protective demeanor, endless patience, and unquestioning support will leave a gaping hole in the lives of those who loved him most.
Besides his wife, Sean is survived by his daughter Katelyn Higgins and her partner Joseph Foster of West Hartford, his daughter Sarah Higgins Crowe and her husband Michael Crowe of Tiverton, RI. He is also survived by his sister Mary Beth (Higgins) Wilmore and a number of adoring nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, on Wednesday, (Sept. 30) from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday, (Oct. 1) at 9:45 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Dominic, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington, at 10:30. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Southington Bread for Life, PO Box 925, Southington, CT 06489
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com

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Published in Middletown Press on Sep. 27, 2020.
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October 1, 2020
May God wrap his arms around you and the entire family and give you peace. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.
The Foster Family
Family
September 30, 2020
My deepest condolences to Sean's family. I pray that you will be strengthened and comforted during this difficult time. I work at Wesleyan in the Olin library and remember his cool, quiet and pleasant demeanor, the few times I met with him when he stopped by to address safety issues with doors. He will be missed.
Morain Miller
Coworker
September 29, 2020
Pam, Katelyn and Sarah, I am deeply saddened to hear of Sean's passing. I knew him to be a very gentle man with a beautiful smile and fun-loving way. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of heartbreak.
Mary McLaughlin-Yager
Friend
September 29, 2020
I was shocked and saddened to read of Sean's passing!!!!! We worked together for 16 years at Wes, and Sean was always ready and able to help solve problems, and worked very well with all the crews!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!
David I Hall
Coworker
September 29, 2020
Pam, Katelyn, and Sarah,

We are so sorry for your loss. Sean will be missed in the neighborhood. He always had a friendly wave or smile whenever we saw him and he was so nice to chat with. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this heartbreaking time. You have our deepest sympathy.

Emily and Allan Jagos
Emily Jagos
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September 29, 2020
Pam, Katelyn and Sarah,
I'm so sorry to learn of Sean's/your dad's passing. I haven't worked with your mom in years but I can still hear your Mom tell of some of the many adventures that you all have taken with and have had as a family including those with the dog. He was a wonderful man. I am truly sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take comfort in the memories which will last forever.

Matthew and Melissa Cook
Matthew Cook
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September 28, 2020
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September 28, 2020
Pam and Family,

I am so sorry to hear the news about Sean's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Barry Dennis
Barry Dennis
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September 28, 2020
To The Higgins Family;
I work at Wesleyan and worked with Sean on an almost daily basis in regards to card access doors that did not work. The world has lost a wonderful man way too soon. Remember that Sean has not gone away as he will forever live on in your heart and in the sweet memories that you all share. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow.
Cathy - Lee Rizza
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September 28, 2020
To the Higgins Family,
I work at Wesleyan and had the pleasure of speaking to Sean every once in a while. He was always polite, positive, smiling and kind. He reminded me of a "gentle giant". I am so sorry for your loss , may God's comfort bring you peace during this difficult time.

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In his grace,
Evelyn E. Bozeman
Evelyn Bozeman
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September 28, 2020
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September 28, 2020
Pam and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. Although I didn’t know Sean well, I have great memories of him coming to visit at Springfield College. You could see the love they had for each other, even at that young age. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa
Lisa DiBiase
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September 28, 2020
Sean’s smile fills my mind and heart as I think of his great and good soul. My heart breaks for you Pam and your daughters, all the family and friends. We are all so connected, deeply from our youth. We are a soul group and we all embrace you Pam with love. I pray Pam that you feel God’s Grace upon you and your daughters and the family to find within peace through all the tears. I love you.
Beth Kucharczyk
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September 28, 2020
Pam, Katelyn and Sarah,

I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Peter Egan
Peter Egan
September 27, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Pam and all of Sean’s family and friends. This is so profoundly sad. I remember Sean being one of the nicest kids in our class (and Pam too). There are not enough words to express how truly sorry I am for your loss.
Alice Hubbard O’Connor
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