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Robert C. Higgins

Highlands - Robert C. Higgins, 78, of Highlands, NJ entered into eternal life on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, with his family at his side.. He was born in New York City, NY and resided there before moving to Highlands in 1969. Mr. Higgins was a Lieutenant with the New York City Fire Dept. (FDNY) retiring in 1986 after 25 years of service. He was also an officer with the Monmouth County Sheriff's Dept. and retired from there in 2008 after 18 years of service. He also served in the US Marine Corps from 1957-1960.

Mr. Higgins was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church in Highlands. He was also an avid supporter of the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Monmouth County and a member of the Roadrunners Club of Monmouth County.

Mr. Higgins was pre-deceased by his parents, William & Eleanor Higgins and his sister, Geraldine Ullery. He is survived by his wife, Irene Ray Higgins, his son, Robert & his wife Tracy Higgins of Navesink and 3 daughters; Christine Higgins and her fiancé Paul Zaccaria, of Neptune, Lisa Shields of Oceanport and Gina Todd & her husband Jeffrey of Tinton Falls. He is also survived by his brothers, William & Gerard Higgins and his sister, Eleanor Rapolla along with his grandchildren, Amanda, Matt, JR, Andrew, Taylorray, Daniel, Mackenzie, Kendel, Sydney, Alex and a great granddaughter Angelina. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 10 AM from Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church, Highlands, NJ. Relatives & friends are invited to call at Posten's Funeral Home, 59 E. Lincoln Ave. at Central & E. Garfield Ave. Atlantic Highlands on Thursday from 4 - 8 PM. All other services are private and at the convenience of the family.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 13, 2017
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