Donald-Higgins, C.S.S.-Obituary

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Rev. Donald J. Higgins, C.S.S.

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Feb 18, 1935 – May 18, 2019 (Age 84)


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The Reverend Donald Joseph Higgins, C.S.S. Stigmatine The Reverend Donald J. Higgins, C.S.S., 84, died May 18, 2019, in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the 62nd year of his religious life and the 55th year of his priesthood. He had been lovingly cared for at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton...

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Fr Higgins was a gentle soul who brought a sense of goodness in a world in turmoil. He will be greatly missed by the many he touched.

Rest in peace, good and faithful servant of God.

I worked with him during his time in Wellesley... he was always smiling and happy. I often found him playing the harmonica, he was quite good at it too. I will miss him a lot... I only knew him for a few weeks, but he and I became good friends... I will always remember him.

Father Higgins was to our family a guiding light of kindness and love. He was loved by all the Curtises of Eastern Point and beyond. He was always at peace when others were at unrest, and had a soothing manner and the kindness as Mary, but was also a truth teller in a humble non-threatening way which reached others with the grace of God. Manning Curtis

Dearest Fr. Higgins,
You have been one of my closest friends for the past few years and you have been a great comfort in so many ways. Talking with you almost nightly about your life, struggles and love of the Blessed Mother. I am so grateful for your love, spiritual guidance and friendship. I feel honored to have been privy to your trials and been a support to you during your struggles. You were a bright spot to those around you and a champion for the highest good. We discussed...

My father higgins I will always carry you in my heart I will always be grateful for the time we had together. Father higgins you thought I was helping you when you actually helped me I will miss you everyday till we meet again live you always your angel madeline.

I will miss you Uncle Father Don. I know you're at peace and filled with joy looking down at all of us.

I only knew Father Higgins for a few months but somehow it seems like years. I was introduced to him by my wife and he and I boded quickly as he did with so many others. He had a God given gift for making friends. I immediately ask if Henry Higgins was around whenever I visited and now I can't however, I will talk to him when I pray.

God Bless You and "Just you wait Henry Higgins, just you wait".

Father Higgins
I will miss the wonderful gospel teaching. Outer Lord certainly gave you the special gift as your teachings were so wonderful to hear. You always came to mass with such a gracious smile.

Heaven's gain is our earthly loss. I know you are happy with Our Blessed Mother, Mary

Rest In Peace as you will be missed from the Stigmatine mass.

For my big brother that I got lucky enough to know.I loved you and was so happy when we would chat every week. Boy will I miss that. I know you are smiling at all of us from heaven.